The White House plans to transfer more inmates out of the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba before Donald Trump is inaugurated as president on January 20.
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Obama’s signing of the Congressional defence spending bill for 2016 on Wednesday reduced the odds that he would see the controversial facility at a US base on Cuba closed before he leaves the White House in early 2017
Barack Obama would like to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before the end of his term. The Cubans would like to have the entire base back. And the US Congress is opposed to both ideas, Kersten Knipp writes. Oh the things that Cuba could offer! Pineapples, coconuts, oranges and bananas, as well as potatoes, lettuce and…
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