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Kerry appointed a special envoy for the closure of Guantanamo

John Kerry, Secretary of State, today announced the appointment of the next special envoy of the State Department to close the prison in Guantanamo. Thus, Lee Wolowsky will replace Cliff Sloan, who resigned last December. Read More

Senate blocks the closure of Guantanamo Naval Base

With 71 votes in favor and 25 against; the United States Senate has approved a text on the defense bill and a budget of 612 billion dollars for 2016. Read More

Military Reporters from Illinois National Guard to Guantanamo

About two dozen members of the Illinois National Guard are being sent to Cuba. The soldiers, who will play the role of military reporters, will be housed at the US naval base at Guantanamo. Read More

Ex-prisoner reveals sexual abuse and torture by the CIA at Guantanamo

An ex-prisoner of Guantanamo revealed that the CIA used a wider range of sexual abuse and torture of what was presented by the US Senate in 2014. Read More

Guantanamo Naval Base could be returned to Cuba without consulting Congress

US President Barack Obama has "unilateral authority" to return the Guantanamo naval base to Cuba without consulting Congress, said an American lawyer who has represented prisoners in that prison, in an interview published last Monday in Havana. Read More

Sen. John McCain heading to Gitmo as calls intensify for terror prison to be shuttered

He will join a junket with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Read More

A Desperate Situation at GITMO, Cuba

The U.S. military has acknowledged for the first time the number of prisoners on hunger strike at the military prison has topped 100. About a fifth of the hunger strikers are now being force-fed. Lawyers for the prisoners say more than 130 men are taking part in the hunger strike, which began in February. Read More

Red Cross Supervises Hunger Strikers at US Guantanamo Base

A mission from the International Red Cross Committee is supervising the health of a number of prisoners today that have been on hunger strike for weeks to protest the torture applied to them at the US military base located in Guantanamo. Read More

Sept. 11 defendants return to Gitmo hearings

Five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks returned before a military tribunal Monday, forgoing the protests that turned their last appearance into an unruly 13-hour spectacle. Read More

Another Guantánamo prisoner death highlights Democrats' hypocrisy

With closing Guantánamo given up as a lost cause, Obama's policy has moved onto assassination rather than detention Read More

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