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Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday presented a long-awaited roadmap to close the controversial U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying it was time to shutter a facility that betrayed U.S. interests and values.

White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison

President Barack Obama made the closure of the controversial offshore prison a priority when he took office in 2009, but the plan has faced numerous setbacks, including Congress blocking the transfer of detainees to U.S. prisons.

Is clock ticking on US base at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay?

Scholars and military experts say it's difficult to see how the United States can overhaul its relationship with Cuba while hanging on to Guantanamo Bay Naval Station indefinitely, especially if relations warm significantly in a post-Castro era.

Uruguay says it won’t take more Guantanamo inmates

Uruguay resettled six Guantánamo inmates as refugees in December in a bid to help U.S. President Barack Obama fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the offshore prison. But the country's new leader says no more.

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.

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