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President Obama Renews Pledge To Close Guantanamo

In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama renewed his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

The U.S. has been taking stops to close the prison by releasing prisoners, but there are still more than 100 detainees held there.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool reports on his recent visit to Guantanamo Bay.


Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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  • Aleem Maqbool, North America correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @AleemMaqbool.

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