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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)Just as the United States and Cuba open diplomatic relations, the Obama administration has simultaneously unveiled a plan to shut down Guantánamo. President Obama's plan to close Guantánamo does not entail shutting down the entire base or rejecting the policies of indefinite detention and military commissions. While marketed as "change," the United States' plan to shut down the Guantánamo prison - and even its new diplomatic rapprochement with Cuba - are a continuation of US hegemony in the region.

    In July, the Obama administration announced its plan for closing the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Still, anywhere between three dozen to more than 50 people will remain indefinitely detained elsewhere, without charge or trial. When it comes to "new" US relations with Cuba, the devil is really in the details.

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