US won't return Guantánamo base to Cuba
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US won't return Guantánamo base to Cuba

The Obama administration says it won’t return the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay as part of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.

Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, also says the U.S. will continue funding radio and television broadcasts opposed by the Cuban government.

Cuba has declared Guantánamo a condition for a resumption of normalized ties between the countries after a half-century of enmity. It also has long chafed at the U.S.-created Radio Martí and TV Martí.

Those issues, however, aren’t likely to stand in the way of the restoration of U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations.

Jacobson was testifying Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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