Posted by: Lister | October 25, 2007

Ecuador’s military base in Miami

That’s what they want, in order to renew the lease on America’s base in Ecuador:

Ecuador’s leftist President Rafael Correa said Washington must let him open a military base in Miami if the United States wants to keep using an air base on Ecuador’s Pacific coast.

Correa has refused to renew Washington’s lease on the Manta air base, set to expire in 2009. U.S. officials say it is vital for counter-narcotics surveillance operations on Pacific drug-running routes.

“We’ll renew the base on one condition: that they let us put a base in Miami — an Ecuadorean base,” Correa said in an interview during a trip to Italy.

Via Unqualified Offerings, where Walt asks: ‘What would Ecuador do if the US said “okay!” Would they really open a base?’

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