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Peruvian Defense Minister opens possible new U.S. base in Peru

Lima, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Jorge Chavez opened Thursday the chance of installing a new U.S. anti-drug base in his country by confirming the U.S. veto to the shooting down of intrusive airplanes of drug smugglers.

On the Exitosa radio station, Chavez was asked on the issued after contradictory versions about deals, so he stated the blockade to non-lethal interdiction has been lifted.

The veto on aerial interdiction dates back to 2021, when the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) shot down an aircraft by mistake, where a U.S. family was traveling.

The minister assured that non-lethal aerial interdiction has the necessary leverage since it allows the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) to act with solvency, for which it has sufficient protocols.

Chavez added that under the deals reached, the United States will provide radars, intelligence, financing, communications, training and logistical, technical and administrative support.