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Honduras declares Iran-linked Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group attend the funeral of a comrade in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18, 2017. (AFP) January 21, 2020 The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday. “We declare Hezbollah a [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Honduras, Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran summons Brazil’s charge d’affaires in Tehran after Soleimani comments

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 28, 2018. (Reuters) January 8, 2020 Iran has summoned Brazil’s Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran after the government in Brasilia expressed support for the United States in the “fight against the scourge of terrorism” following the death of an [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Latin America|

Iran sanctions force Brazil beef exporters to re-route shipments

An Iranian vessel is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) December 21, 2019 U.S. sanctions against Iran have forced Brazilian beef exporters to re-route shipments through nearby countries, adding to costs but largely maintaining trade flows, according to exporters and trade data compiled by two industry groups. Meatpackers now [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Latin America|

‘Murder, Starve, Oppress’: Envoy reveals Hezbollah operations in Venezuela

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on a bridge in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) December 2, 2019 Lebanese Hezbollah controls vast swaths of territory in Venezuela, has close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and leads drug trafficking and illegal gold [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) November 13, 2019 Argentina has asked Azerbaijan to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s Supreme Leader in connection with the bombing in 1994 of the Buenos Aires AMIA [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Latin America|

Facebook de-platforms Iranian backed entities influencing U.S., Latin American public opinion

Facebook provided some of the posts that were traced to Iranian networks. (Getty) October 22, 2019 Facebook has announced a series of new measures that are designed to protect the 2020 U.S. elections. The measures were announced today and they included the labeling of state controlled media, protecting accounts of 2020 presidential candidates and introducing [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Latin America, North America, USA|

From Latin America to West Africa, Hezbollah’s complex web of connections is fuelling its terrorist activity

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 2, 2019 When Paraguay announced it was designating Hezbollah as an international terrorist organisation last week, it created a new legal basis [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Africa, Latin America, Middle East|

As US-Iran tensions escalate, American Jews are warned they could be targeted

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing, of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) August 29, 2019 In 1992, Israel killed Abbas al-Musawi, a founder of the Hezbollah terrorist group in Lebanon, in a dramatic helicopter attack. Iran, Hezbollah’s primary funder, threatened to [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East|

Brazil considers labeling Iran-backed Hezbollah as terrorists in pivot to U.S.

The Brazilian leader is at the same time willing and under pressure from the U.S. to put Hezbollah on the terrorist list. (Getty) August 20, 2019 Brazil is considering designating Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as President Jair Bolsonaro increasingly aligns his government with the U.S. on foreign policy. Officials are reviewing [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

U.S. campaign against Iran in Latin America comes to Brazil

The Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) By Tom O'Connor July 26, 2019 Iran has warned it may cut imports from Brazil if the country does not allow two Iranian ships stranded off its coast to refuel in one of many international disputes involving the [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Latin America|