Uruguay to Take Six Gitmo Prisoners

President Obama pledged to free all remaining inmates and close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as he campaigned for President in 2008. Many remain concerned that the released prisoners will expose the U.S. to increased terrorist threats.

Now Uruguay’s President José Mujica has agreed to accept six Guantanamo Bay prisoners saying about them, “human beings who have suffered a terrible kidnapping in Guantanamo Bay,” despite polls showing 58-percent of Uruguayans oppose acceptance of the prisoners.

The U.S. embassy in the Montevideo, Uruguay, said the U.S. was “dealing with different countries in the region” and sought out Mujica because of his ‘leadership’ in Latin America. The agreement was made earlier this year but action was delayed until after the elections the 2014 November.

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