First Guantanamo Detainee Arrives in New York City
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2009 - 09:55

Tanzanian prisoner Ahmed Ghailani was transferred today from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, NY to face charges for his role in the 1998 bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. 

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Senate Votes Against Funding Guantanamo Closure
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 14:00

The Senate has denied President Barack Obama's request for 80 million dollars to be alloted to facilitate the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp located on the Eastern coast of Cuba.

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Spain Will Accept Guantanamo Detainees
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/25/2009 - 15:53

Spain and the United States are starting to cozy up to each other again. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday, where the Spanish Foreign Minister said Spain could accept prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Reuters reports.

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Puerto Rico Refuses to House GITMO Detainees
By Mariela Rosario | 01/28/2009 - 18:20

President Obama made it abundantly clear that one of the top priorities of his administration would be closing Guantanamo Bay and ending torture on the part of the United States. But in order for the controversial detention center to be closed in a year, as per the President's orders, other countries will have to step up and help in absorbing some of the 245 prisoners still being held at Guantanamo. The US has asked other countries to take detainees whom it does not intend to put on trial, and who cannot be sent home for fear they might be mistreated.

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Obama Orders Guantanamo Prosecutions to Halt
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2009 - 17:45

In one of his first official acts on day one of his presidency, Barack Obama has halted prosecutions at the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison. Issuing a 120 suspension of military tribunals, the move was the first of many that President Obama will use to distance himself from the legacy of former President George Bush, who created the detention center in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

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