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SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – On Feb. 15, the second installment of Beechcraft TC-12B Huron military aircraft arrived in Argentina from the United States as part of a joint defense initiative between the countries. The timing proved awkward, however, due to tensions with the U.S. triggered by Argentine President Alberto Fernández’s remarks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during an official visit on Feb. 3, where Fernández expressed a desire to “leave behind the great dependency on the United States.” An official within the U.S. State Department told The Epoch Times: “The United States and many other nations are deeply concerned about the destabilizing role that Russia is playing.” The representative noted that the U.S. continues to “engage in regular dialogue” with Argentina and neighboring Brazil at all levels of government, and added that Washington is ready and willing to work with allies and partners. Additionally, the official mentioned “swift and severe …