Nobel winner Saramago urges Obama to close Guantanamo
Nov 5, 2008, 12:36 GMT
Madrid - Nobel Literature laureate Portuguese author Jose
Saramago on Wednesday urged US president-elect Barack Obama to 'tear
down the shame' represented by the US prison camp in Guantanamo,
The winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for literature, who lives on
the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote, described Guantanamo as a
'concentration and torture camp' in his Spanish-language blog.
Obama should also lift the embargo against Cuba and apologize to
the Cuban people, advised Saramago, who belongs to the Portuguese
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