US military leaders warn China could militarize the ports it owns in Latin America

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U.S. military leaders are deeply concerned about a surge in Chinese-owned ports in Latin America and the Caribbean that “could benefit its military,” according to a report by the U.S.-China Commission (USCC).

“Why would China need to build naval bases around the world?” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “They’ll have visiting rights to basically nationalize and operationalize any port they control in…

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