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New Military Base on Guanaja???

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Here is a link to an article that was recently published in a Honduran periodical El Heraldo. I am not really sure how I feel about US involvement on the island, what do you think?

Honduras to Build a New Military Base
Escrito por Yllen Riquelme
sábado, 10 de julio de 2010

10 de julio de 2010, 00:05Tegucigalpa, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Honduras will
build a new military base in the Caribbean, in addition to another military base
build with funding from the U.S.A in the same region with the pretext of
fighting drug trafficking.

Foreign Minister Mario Canahuati said that the new military base will be in
Guanaja, in the Department of Islas de la Bahia, but he did not gave any further

Last April Washington and Tegucigalpa opened a base in Gracias a Dios
Department, near the border with Nicaragua, in which the U.S government invested
2 million dollars.

The military base is under the coordination of the Honduran Navy, but under the
supervision of the U.S. Southern Command.

The U.S.A also has an Air Force Station in that country, in Palmerola, in
Comayagua Department, where President Manuel Zelaya was initially taken after
the coup.

Popular organizations and human rights defenders warned about a return to the
militarization in the country after the coup.

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