Second Chinese balloon confirmed over Latin America
06 February 2023 | 9:51 am
China said the device deviated from its route, and "accidentally strayed over Latin America and the Caribbean." This comes even as the US is seaching for the remains of the suspected surveillence balloon it shot down.
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