Moves to codify another injustice as law

Some U.S. legislators are not satisfied with the legal guarantees enjoyed by the Guantánamo Naval Base, and want to prevent possible negotiations on returning the territory illegally occupied for more than a century to Cuba.

The current Congress is considered to be one of the most dysfunctional in history.

In addition to the constant bickering between the Republican majority and the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, a tangle of special interests are threatening to unbalance the U.S. two-party system, in place for more than 200 years.

As this situation unfolds, several bills have been proposed to do for Guantánamo what the Helms-Burton law of 1996 did for the blockade: codify the status quo as law, and limit Presidential authority to make changes.

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