LEASED TO THE U.S. ON THIS DAY IN 1903

Gitmo Aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) 

Cuba signed a lease that allowed the U.S. the use of land on Guantanamo
Bay (above) as a naval station. Since 2002, the naval base has contained
a military prison, the detention camp, for unlawful combatants captured in
Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places during the War on Terror.

At the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2013, Cuba’s Foreign Minister
demanded the U.S. return the base and the "usurped territory", which the
Cuban government considers to be occupied since the U.S. invasion of Cuba
during the Spanish–American War in 1898.

 


Detention Camp





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