President Ollanta Humala’s government is studying a request from the United States for Peru to receive inmates from its Guantanamo prison in Cuba, according to daily El Comercio.
The newspaper, which cited unnamed sources from Peru’s Foreign Relations Ministry, said the request was made to the Peruvian Executive, which has yet to determine when it will respond to the United States.
The report said that other countries in Latin America, including Chile and Uruguay, have received similar requests.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has agreed that his country would receive some of the detainees from Guantanamo.
The report said that Chile, like Peru, is still evaluating the request.
The U.S. government has been seeking solutions to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison, which has indefinitely held individuals suspected of collaborating with terrorist organizations. Most of the prisoners have never been charged.