Gives Go-Ahead to US Military Installations in
According to a report, the plans also include
negotiations over another military base on the
border with Paraguay and Brazil.
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- A military delegation sent by Argentine
President Mauricio Macri on Wednesday signed an
agreement on military cooperation with the United
States, which entails the establishment of a U.S.
military base in Ushuaia, the southernmost tip of
the South American nation.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, whose
boundaries extend to Antarctica. The Argentine
government has justified the installation by saying
"scientific work" will be performed there.
Earlier this week, Vice Defense Minister Angel
Tello began a five-day visit to the U.S. aimed at
reestablishing bilateral defense relations between
the two countries after a freeze in military ties in
Among the plans reportedly being discussed is the
negotiation of another military base in Argentina's
Misiones Province, located in the northeastern
corner of the country at the border between Paraguay
Bilateral ties between Argentina and the U.S. had
been tense in recent years as the leftist
governments of presidents Cristina Fernández and
Nestor Kirchner reoriented foreign policy away from
the U.S. and toward Latin America in the name of
fighting imperialism and strengthening regional
But Macri came to office last year based in part
on a promise to rekindle relations with the U.S.
while giving the cold shoulder to allies of
Argentina’s left-wing Kirchner governments, such as
Venezuela. The president has said he wants a
“pragmatic and intelligent” relationship with
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