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Cuba Agent: US-Taliban
Prisoner Swap a Precedent

Associated Press, by Andrea Rodriguez

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Posted By:PageTurner, 6/2/2014 1:38:04 PM

The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday. Fernando Gonzalez, who returned to the island in February after serving more than 15 years behind bars in the United States, said the deal to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has a clear parallel to the cases of U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross and three Cuban agents still imprisoned in the United States. "It is obvious that the only

Now that he sees that the US can be bought off, Castro wants his slice.


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The exchange of five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo for a U.S. Army soldier held captive in Afghanistan could set a precedent for a similar swap with Cuba, a Cuban intelligence agent who spent years imprisoned in the United States said Monday. Fernando Gonzalez, who returned to the island in February after serving more than 15 years behind bars in the United States, said the deal to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has a clear parallel to the cases of U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross and three Cuban agents still imprisoned in the United States. "It is obvious that the only




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White House national security adviser Susan Rice defended the Obama administration´s decision to exchange Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, amid criticism that the United States negotiated with terrorists in the process. She also said the “acute urgency” of Bergdahl’s health condition justified President Obama’s not notifying Congress beforehand that Bergdahl was being swapped for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay. "What we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn´t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield," Rice said Sunday on CNN´s "State of the Union." "If we got into a situation where we said, ´Because

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