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Science  07 Mar 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5868, pp. 1317
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5868.1317b

“It is a moral outrage that a wealthy country like the United States allows its closest neighbors to suffer from some of the world's worst levels of disease, poverty, and malnutrition. … By transforming Gitmo from a detainee facility to a center for research on the diseases of poverty, the U.S. would show that it sincerely wants to address the Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ultimately make things better for the next generation of all Americans.”

—Peter Hotez, editor-in-chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, offering a bit of unsolicited foreign policy advice about Guantánamo Bay in the February issue of the journal.

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