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Monitor Board of Contributors: Guantanamo is a relic of U.S. imperialism and
Siding with the Cubans, the United States, after vanquishing the Spanish, forced Cuba to accept the Platt Amendment into its constitution.
Can immigrants threaten a presidential candidate?
Michael Kagan, professor of law at the University of Nevada–Las Vegas, says there are limits to the First Amendment. "It is a crime to threaten the President or me, for that matter.
Cuban Embassy secretary visits Seattle Central
Fraga also discussed the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay under lease by U.S., saying the area was essentially taken from Cuba by the Platt Amendment, which decreed the land is under the jurisdiction of the United States.
Cuba History: What Is the Teller Amendment?
Orville Platt of Connecticut, the eight guidelines included not allowing Cuba to give up their independence to any country and the permission of the U.S. to intervene for Cuba when needed.
The Cuba/U.S. relationship: It's complicated
Repeatedly, until the Platt Amendment, which had become part of Cuba's Constitution (written under U.S. supervision), was abrogated in 1934.

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