Twin Towers Go Global Guantánamo Bay

Despite campaign vows to close the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, President Obama has faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles to this goal, leading him to pronounce in February 2011 that “prospects for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp are very, very low.” The construction of the Twin Towers in the Guantanamo community, however, signals a change in the US’s approach to their continued presence on Cuba, and will make great strides in the direction of peace between the two Cold War rivals, while improving relations with international critics opposed to the detention camp. The construction project has initiated a program to employ Haitian refugees for the duration of the build, which is expected to be completed in early 2014. Meanwhile, the community surrounding the camp has already received an influx of new residents from across the globe, building an infrastructure of service industries, businesses, and entertainment venues that will only grow as the Towers do.

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