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Guantanamo should be shut before Obama leaves, says Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay should be shut down before President Barack Obama leaves office, Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Thursday, saying the facility is a "rallying cry for jihadi propaganda."
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US prepares to ramp up transfers from Guantanamo

U.S. officials, describing administration plans to significantly reduce the Guantanamo population over the next six months, said they are in talks with a wide range of countries that they hope will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer.

Mujica: US admits former Guantanamo prisoners in Uruguay had no ties to terrorism

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – The United States has assured Uruguay that "no information exists" to link to terrorist activities to six former Guantanamo prisoners now living in the South American country, Uruguay's President José Mujica said Tuesday. Mujica also showed a letter in which the refugees express their "eternal gratitude."

6 Guantanamo detainees turned over to Uruguay

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six detainees held at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Uruguay over the weekend, months after the South American country agreed to accept the men, the Pentagon announced Sunday.

Costa Rica’s Solís silent on accepting Guantánamo detainees

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he had not considered a request urging Latin American countries to accept some of the 79 detainees cleared for release from from the controversial Guantánamo prison.

6 Gitmo detainees heading to Uruguay soon, Pentagon tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Pentagon recently notified members of Congress that it intends to transfer six low-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Uruguay soon, including a Syrian man who is legally challenging the manner in which the military force-feeds some prisoners, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Biden urges Latin America to take in Guantanamo prisoners

BOGOTÁ, Colombia – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a four-country trip across Latin America, said he hoped the region would accept more Guantanamo prisoners to help expedite closing the facility, in an interview published Wednesday by a Colombian newspaper.

Uruguay agrees to take Guantanamo detainees

Uruguay's President José Mujica said Thursday that his country had agreed to receive detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, calling the decision a matter of human rights.

Doctors complicit in torture at CIA, military prisons: study

The Defense Department and the CIA demanded that the health care personnel "collaborate in intelligence gathering and security practices in a way that inflicted severe harm on detainees in U.S. custody."

Outcry over Guantanamo prison grows, as does hunger strike

Petition: "There is something fundamentally wrong with a system where not being charged with a war crime keeps you locked away indefinitely and a war crime conviction is your ticket home."

Obama will try again to shut Guantanamo prison

On Wednesday, Cuba's foreign minister demanded that Washington shut Guantanamo Bay and return the long-held military base to Havana.
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