HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 18 — The prospects of closing down (the prison camp) at the US Naval Base in Guantánamo, Cuba in the best of cases are very small due to the extensive opposition in the US Congress. Another obstacle is the difficulty to establish agreements with other countries willing to receive the prisoners, Robert Gates, U.S. secretary of defence, admitted. President Barack Obama had promised to close down that installation in January 2010, reported IPS.
Cuba has repeatedly gone to international forums demanding the return of the occupied territory used as a military facility and also in the last decade as a prison camp. To date the different US administrations have refused to discuss the matter.