Nicaragua: Russia constructing electronic intelligence facility

Posted on September 13, 2016 • Filed under: Central America, Intelligence, Nicaragua

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK Gertz reported the Russian government is building an electronic intelligence-gathering facility in Nicaragua as part of Moscow’s efforts to increase military and intelligence activities in the Western Hemisphere.

The signals intelligence site is part of a recent deal between Moscow and Managua involving the sale of 50 T-72 Russian tanks, said defense officials familiar with reports of the arrangement.

The tank deal and spy base have raised concerns among some officials in the Pentagon and nations in the region about a military buildup under leftist Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega. Read Article

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