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El País - Spain | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monitor agents, close down Guantánamo

The left-liberal daily El País sees a unique opportunity for Obama to finally shut down Guantánamo: "If one thing has become clear it's the imperative need to put the CIA under the stringent control of a non-governmental agency. The US can't present itself as a pioneer of freedom as long as its most important globally active organisation is constantly committing atrocities. Any potential advantages the superpower gains from the unhindered activities of the CIA against terrorist suspects can't outweigh the damage they do to the country's reputation. President Obama will never find a better reason to close down Guantánamo. It was one of his first campaign pledges and six years later it has yet to be fulfilled."

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