Confirming the report first published in the weekly Busqueda
newspaper, a high-level government source told AFP Uruguay will host the
former inmates for at least two years.
“Obama raised the issue in recent weeks to his Uruguayan counterpart,
Jose Mujica, through emissaries, the wish of the Washington government
for Uruguay to be one of the countries to receive prisoners from
Guantanamo,” the paper reported.
The paper did not give further details about the agreement, but,
citing political and diplomatic sources, said “Mujica decided to accept
the proposal, after a series of consultations, and to send envoys to the
United States and to Guantanamo.”
Mujica had discussed the issue with Cuban President Raul Castro, who
supported the idea, during a visit in January, the paper added.