Outcry as Ecuador allows US military to use Galapagos Islands airstrip

//Outcry as Ecuador allows US military to use Galapagos Islands airstrip

Outcry as Ecuador allows US military to use Galapagos Islands airstrip

The Galapagos Islands are at the centre of political row in Ecuador after the government agreed to allow US anti-narcotics planes to use an airstrip on the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.Dozens of people demonstrated outside the main government office in Quito on Monday to protest against a plan they described as a threat to the World Heritage Site’s unique environment – and an attack on Ecuador’s sovereignty.The Galapagos Islands, 900km west of the South…

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