Another Chinese surveillance balloon transiting Latin America: Pentagon

Updated: Feb 4 2023 10:50AM

Washington, Feb 4 (PTI) A second Chinese spy balloon has been spotted, this time in the skies over Latin America, the Pentagon has said, a day after another one of the size of three buses and carrying a "large" payload was seen in US skies that prompted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to postpone his planned visit to China.

“We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it as another Chinese surveillance balloon. We have no further information to provide at this time,” Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said on Friday.

It is unclear exactly which country in the region the balloon is hovering over but it does not appear as if it is headed towards the United States, according to CNN.