Plans for NATO Base in the Canary Islands?

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The President of the Government in Canaries Paulino Rivero has warned that it would be insane to establish a NATO base on the island of La Palma.

Rivero told Canarias Radio that the region aims at being a peace platform and gave assurances that he was not aware of the project, which has already been backed by Secretary General of the Popular Party in the islands, Asier Antona.

However, 

Antona has told Ser Network that establishing the base will bring about wealth and will allow reusing the facilities of El Fuerte, in Breña Baja municipality.



According to some versions of events, NATO officials have already visited the facilities in El Fuerte, aimed at establishing a military base for eventual operations in Africa, whose coasts are only 95 kilometres away.

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Four confirmed dead in Canary Islands’ helicopter crash

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A military helicopter that crashed into the sea near the Canary Islands on 19 March was found today (20 April) with the bodies of its four missing crew members inside. One crew member had survived the accident.

The Super Puma helicopter, which crashed while practising a routine rescue operation, was found by a deep-diving robot in the early hours of the morning at a depth of more than 2,300 metres, according to Spain’s Ministry of Defence, who commented in a statement:



“According to images sent by the robot from the boat ‘Ares’, the four missing crew members are still inside.”

The helicopter was found at a depth of 2,363 metres, which has complicated the recovery operation and the Ministry of Defence is currently studying the viability of recovering the bodies.

Naval, police and maritime rescue services had been searching for the wreckage in an area of 45 kilometres from Fuerteventura.

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Expat house sales hit nine-year high in Spain

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Canary Islands Government Asked To Help Bring to Justice Polisario Criminals

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UK Prime Minister relaxes in Lanzarote

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