The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay

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As the sun starts to set on U.S. President Barack Obama’s final term, why has he been unable to fulfill his promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay?

Guantanamo Bay has been a thorn in the U.S. President’s side since he took office in 2008. A major campaign promise to close the prison there has fallen flat, despite warming relations with Cuba.

For the latest on the efforts – and the resistance – to closing the prison, CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

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To discuss life at Guantanamo:

  • Moazzam Begg is a former Guantanamo detainee. He was imprisoned in 2002 and released in 2005.
The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 1

The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 1

To discuss life at Guantanamo: Moazzam Begg is a former Guantanamo detainee. He was imprisoned in 2002 and released in 2005.

To discuss the resistance to closing the prison:

The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 2

The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 2

To discuss the resistance to closing the prison: Gadeir Abbas is a human rights attorney and activist.

To discuss Cuban’s sovereignty in the Guantanamo debate:

The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 3

The Heat: Closing the US prison at Guantanamo Bay PT 3

To discuss Cuban’s sovereignty in the Guantanamo debate: Carlos Alzugaray is a Cuban diplomat