33. 5/22/1903

“Between the two agreements described above was a separate treaty, sometimes called the Treaty of Relations of 1903, which the United States and Cuba signed on May 22, 1903. ‘Incorporating the contents of the Platt Amendment, it fulfilled the Amendment’s own instruction for a treaty with its clauses and thereby reaffirmed Cuba’s commitment to sell or lease lands to the United States for coaling or naval stations…The treaty entered into force on July 1, 1904, after the lease of Guantánamo Bay and Bahia Honda had already begun operations.’”

“Leasing of U.S. Base Guantanamo Bay,” Suburban Emergency Management Project, Archive.li, January 29, 2010

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