Ecuador Gives Galapagos Island to US for Use as Air Force Base – Report

Posted on June 17, 2019 8:08 pm

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Ecuadorian authorities claim the airport will not officially become a US military base and will be used on a periodic basis. US officials deny any negotiations regarding using Ecuadorian territory for military purposes. Ecuador has reportedly given the US permission to use Bartolome Island of the Galapagos archipelago as a base for US Air Force planes, Latin American TV network Telesur reported Monday, citing Ecuadorian Minister of Defence Oswaldo Jarrin. According to the report, a Lockheed P-3 Orion, an intelligence-gathering plane, and a Boeing 707 carrying a long-range radar Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) will operate from the San…