US-Cuba thaw has yet to reach Guantanamo

Jorge Frometa sometimes wakes up to a sound most Cubans never hear: the US national anthem, which plays out every morning at the nearby Guantanamo naval base, far removed from the blossoming US-Cuban reconciliation. As President Barack Obama prepares to jet in to Cuba next week for an historic visit, the American base at the eastern tip of the island stands as testament to the bad old days in US-Cuban ties. Other times you hear the US national anthem in the mornings and you realize you’re millimeters from the base,” he told AFP.

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