Saturday, 29 August 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
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  • What Are the US's Real Plans for Guantánamo?

    By Adam Hudson, Truthout | News Analysis

    (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)The United States' plan to shut down the Guantánamo Bay prison - and even its new diplomatic rapprochement with Cuba - illustrates continued US hegemony in the region. The policy of indefinite detention will continue on US soil and the US naval base will remain in Cuba. Even though the Obama administration plans to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, it will still maintain the practice of indefinite detention. It will just be moved to somewhere else on US soil. While the United States is opening diplomatic relations with Cuba, it still plans to keep its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, which is a point of operations for the United States' war on drugs and greater power projection in the region. When it comes to "change" in US relations with Cuba, the devil is really in the details.

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