The Hemisphere: Forced Residence

Fidel Castro has long complained that the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay is being used as a hideout by guerrillas and underground fighters against his Communist police state. New York's Republican Senator Kenneth Keating has a complaint of his own: that Cuban refugees are being held in Guantánamo against their will. The Navy last week answered both accusations.

All told, 358 Cubans have hopped the fence into Guantánamo. A few of them have since slipped away by one means or another. The rest are still on the base, because of a legal...

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