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Tillerson Moves to Eliminate Job of Envoy Tasked with Closing Guantánamo

HeadlineSep 12, 2017
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The Trump administration is moving forward with its pledge to stop the closure of Guantánamo Bay. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has announced the position of the special envoy for closure of the Guantánamo detention facility would be eliminated. The Pentagon has also proposed spending $500 million in new construction at Guantánamo. The U.S. is currently imprisoning 41 people indefinitely at Guantánamo Bay. Cuba was hard hit by Hurricane Irma.

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