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Midterm election repercussions: U.S. Congress blocked Obama´s move to close Guantanamo Prison.

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United States Congress have blocked President Barack Obama’s initiative to close the controversial prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On Wednesday ,  U.S. Congress approved a Pentagon budget that forbids spending money on the move from Guantanamo.

After months of discussions, both the House and Senate  approved a 725.9-billion-dollar defense spending plan for the fiscal year that began October 1, 2010.

Included in the bill is a paragraph that makes it virtually impossible to close the prison by building a substitute prison or relocating  prisoners to the United States. READ MORE HERE.