In 2009, President Barack Obama promised to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, but he still hasn't quite gotten around to it.
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Now he has an even tougher and possibly more controversial decision to make. Cuban President Raúl Castro has demanded that in order to officially normalize relations between the two countries, the United States must first return Guantánamo Bay to Cuba. He also demanded the end of anti-Castro broadcasts into the country from Miami-based Radio Martí and TV Martí and made vague calls for economic compensation.
Yes, just when it seemed everything was sailing smoothly toward normalization, ol' Castro came in to shake things up.More »