An investigation by The Wall Street Journal confirmed on June 8 that Cuba had allowed China to set up a spy base on the island, something Cuba denies. And although the United States labels this suspicion as “false,” it says it is closely following Beijing’s movements in Latin America and the Caribbean.
news of wall street journal Citing various US intelligence sources, the senators were in an uproar. other media preferred CNN They also verify the information. The White House dismissed the report as inaccurate, while the Pentagon declined to comment and neither confirmed nor denied the information.
The location of a Chinese base on a Caribbean island some 200 km off the Florida coast and next to important military bases will undoubtedly be interpreted by Washington as an unprecedented threat. Following the recent spy balloon crisis and aggressive military maneuvers in the China Sea, this suspicion once again strained relations between the United States and the Asian giant.
,A very powerful Chinese intelligence service has always been established in Cuba. It has more to do with the fact that very advanced technologies being applied to intelligence are being implemented. This can be very disturbing for the world plan. Many would like to see a loss of influence from the United States, but it is still far away”, estimates Chema Gill, expert and director of security studies at the university.
The episode, along with the latest diplomatic crises between the major blocs, logically evokes the Cold War: “We have never fully and completely abandoned the Cold War. But it is true that the world is heading towards a new cold war. I think all these actions by China and others, I think they want to gain influence, gain position in terms of intelligence development, take a step back from the United States in their world presence, themselves North American Want to trouble the state. Cuba will benefit because its economy is very bad, but we do not believe that this aid reaches the people,” Chema Gil insisted.
Sources cited by the US press do not provide details on whether construction of the spy base may have begun. And the Pentagon, for its part, assured this Thursday that it would continue to closely monitor the movements of a Chinese military in full detail.