Concern over the installation of a Chinese espionage base in Cuba

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Latin America is on alert due to the alleged recent installation of a Chinese espionage base in Cuba. This has sparked concerns in the region about potential implications for security and geopolitical balance, given the ideological proximity of most Latin American countries to the United States.

The situation has raised doubts about China’s intentions in the region. There are fears that such an installation could have the capability to monitor and collect sensitive information from Latin American countries, especially the United States. This has created an atmosphere of uncertainty, prompting governments and security experts to remain vigilant. The base is said to consist of electronic listening stations located just 145 km away from Florida, near the Guantanamo naval station. The Biden administration has expressed dissatisfaction and concern that China could access confidential and sensitive military information. In response, the Cuban government has denied the accusations.

Furthermore, China’s presence in Latin America has grown exponentially, which worries the United States due to its historical relationship with the region. In this context, the importance of Latin American countries maintaining greater transparency and regional cooperation to address the challenges posed by new projects and China’s increasing influence is emphasized.

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Lazarus, L. Infobae. (2023, julio 8). Alarma por la instalaci贸n de una base de espionaje de China en Cuba y su creciente presencia en Am茅rica Latina.

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