Politicians and intellectuals from Latin American countries signed a joint statement demanding that US President Joe Biden (Joe Biden) close the Guantanamo prison. Yes, this kind of action is correct among the former foreign ministers, senators, former legislators and others in the political and academic circles of Latin America.
Who is calling for the closure of Guantanamo?
83 politicians and intellectuals from Latin America signed a document demanding that Joe Biden close the Guantanamo prison. Yes, under this agreement, they also support the request of the 24 U.S. Democratic senators to close the prison that has been established at the Cuban naval base since 2002..
In this regard, you can read the following in this document: “We understand that this request of the legislators aims to declare respect for the law, human rights and democracy at the center of both domestic and international politics in the United States.”.
The political and academic figures who signed this letter include the following former foreign ministers: Susana Malcorra from Argentina; Celso Amorim from Brazil; Antonio Aranibar from Bolivia; José Miguel Insulza from Chile; Francisco Carrión from Ecuador; Bernardo Sepúlveda from Mexico; and Eduadro Ferrero from Peruand many more.
Regarding whether the gates of Guantanamo will be closed in the future, the letter states: “Such a decision will go beyond the local scope and will send a clear and important message to the world, especially to Latin America, especially in Latin America where the prison is located.”.
Why do politicians and intellectuals in Latin America call for the closure of Guantanamo?
Those who belong to the Latin American reflection table believe that the closure of Guantanamo will help “A New Dialogue Space in the American Continent”. They also stated that this position will facilitate dialogue on issues such as strengthening democracy, respect for human rights, inequality, cooperation and development, technology transfer and the reorganization of the American system.
It should be noted that Soon after the Guantanamo prison opened, 800 prisoners were held, which was ordered by the then U.S. President George W. Bush.After the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
*Information from EFE