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The United States pays $2,000 in U.S. gold coins per year to the 1934 equivalent value of $4,085 in U.S. dollars, but Fidel Castro refuses to take the money.
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Answer Guantanamo Bay Naval Base at the southeastern end of Cuba (19�54′N 75�9′W) has been used by the United States Navy for more than a cen…tury. The United States controls the land on both sides of the southern part of Guant�namo Bay (Bah�a de Guant�namo in Spanish) under a lease set up in the wake of the 1898 Spanish-American War. The Cuban government denounces the lease on grounds that article 52 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties voids treaties procured by force or its threatened use. (However, article 4 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties explicitly states that it is not retroactive, applying "only to treaties which are concluded by States after the entry into force of the present Convention." Thus the Vienna Convention cannot apply to the 1898 lease agreement.) Since 2001, the naval base has contained a detainment camp for persons alleged to be militant combatants captured in Afghanistan and later in Iraq that the U.S. maintains are not protected under the Geneva Convention.
Answer About Twenty four million dollars. The actual: $4,085.00. Only one annual check has been cashed since Castro took command of Cuba.
Answer The US first seized Guantanamo Bay and established a naval base there in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. In 1903, the US and Cuba signed… a lease granting the US permission to use the land as a coaling and naval station. The lease satisfied the Platt Amendment; this amendment stated a naval base at "certain specific points agreed upon by the President of the United States" was needed to "enable the United States to maintain independence of Cuba." The US and Cuba signed a treaty in 1934, granting the US a perpetual lease; private enterprise is not allowed under the treaty. Both the US and Cuba must agree on any termination of the lease, effectively making the land US soil since the US will never agree to give up the property.
Answer There is no year end to this lease, the lease will first end when US and Cuba both agree on the termination of the lease. according to the Platt Amendment,… the lease is indefiant at the cost of 2000 USD a year.
it's a Unites States military base in Cuba
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Southeastern corner of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. 19o54' North, 75o09' West.
The US has a perpetual lease on the land.
The Treaty of Paris of 1898, which ended the Spanish American War
No, it is Cuban soil. The US leases the land from Cuba.
The U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay is both the oldest U.S. overseas base and the only one to be located within a Communist country. It is not considered an official territory,… overseen by the Department of the Interior, but is, instead, overseen by the U.S. Navy. The history of "GITMO" begins in December 1903, when the United States leases the 45 square miles of land and water from our then Ally, Cuba, for use, primarily as a coaling station. A later treaty, singed in 1943, reaffirmed and, effectively, prolonged the lease indefinitely. That lease granted Cuba and her trading partners free access through the bay, a payment of $2,000 in gold per year, which equates to roughly $4,085 in 2010, and added a requirement that both the U.S. and Cuba must mutually consent to terminate the lease.
Because the name is rather long I think they took the four letters out of the name Guantanamo to shorten the name. I know there is no "I" but it is also called GTMO.
Cuba, although the US Navy still operates a base there.
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