Cristina knows what's best. Russian military bases. Splendid idea.
I don't think two parts of this sentence are related. Russia wants to build ground-based monitoring stations for GLONASS - russian GPS system. Russians already have one station like that in Brazil. Hardly it qualifies as a "military base" in a usual sense.(from the article) Russia also hopes to build bases in Argentina for its satellite system and cooperate over the use of military technology