Argentina Congress OKs deal for China to build satellite tracking station in Patagonia

February 26, 2015 2:45 AM

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's Congress on Wednesday approved the installation of a Chinese satellite tracking station in the South American country's Patagonia region.

The measure passed in the lower house with 133 votes in favor and 107 against. Opposition lawmakers questioned the possible military use of the base and a tax exemption that will benefit the station for 50 years.

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