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Common causes of three crises in three continents- Iran, Algeria and Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Amir Taheri March 18, 2019 Three crises in three continents: Iran in Asia, Algeria in Africa and Venezuela in Latin America. Do they have anything in [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Africa, Latin America|

Argentina arrests two Iranian citizens with fake Israeli passports

Numerous misspellings in Hebrew let both Argentinian and Israeli officials realize the passports were forged. (Supplied) March 18, 2019 Argentinian security officials say that an Iranian couple was arrested in Buenos Aires for travelling on fake Israeli passports. Local reports say a 27-year old man and a 30-year old woman were arrested on [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Latin America|

Pompeo to UN chief: Iran’s activities undermine efforts to resolve conflicts

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres (R) on February 21, 2019 at the United Nations in New York. (AFP) March 15, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has informed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Washington was concerned over the Iranian regime’s “destructive [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East, Venezuela|

Ex-judge guilty in Argentina of cover-up in 1994 Jewish bombing case; pointing the finger at Hezbollah, Iran

A memorial outside the AMIA building in Buenos Aires commemorates those murdered on July 18, 1994. (Wikimedia Commons) March 1, 2019 The former Argentine judge who led the probe into the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires was jailed for his role in a cover-up Thursday, but the country's [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Latin America|

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief reveals Maduro’s ties to Iran-backed Hezbollah, drugs

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP) February 26, 2019 Former head of Venezuela’s intelligence services Hugo Carvajal revealed powerful ties between the administration of President Nicolás Maduro and the Hezbollah terrorist group, as well as wide-spread corruption and drug activity, the New York Times reported on [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran, Hezbollah won’t abandon cells in Venezuela

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Cathy Burke February 23, 2019 Hezbollah is "well-entrenched" in Venezuela — and will likely stay that way even if there is a regime change, according [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian regime sustained by wide-reaching and varied global networks

Brian Hook, US special representative for Iran, walks past parts of short-range ballistic missiles at the Iranian Materiel Display at an airbase near Washington on November 29, 2018. (AP) By Damien McElroy February 18, 2019 At an airbase outside Washington, America’s special envoy for Iran Brian Hook spoke late last year at the opening [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Paraguay is a fiscal paradise for terrorists- Hezbollah

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (WT) By Emanuele Ottolengh February 16, 2019 The U.S. Department of Justice last year designated Hezbollah, a Lebanese political party and militant group, as a transnational criminal organization, thanks to its long-standing and well-documented partnership with Latin American drug cartels. A focal point of Hezbollah operations in the Western Hemisphere is [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|Latin America|

Hezbollah is in Venezuela to stay

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Colin P. Clarke February 15, 2019 Responding to a question on current instability in Venezuela and the presence of terrorist groups in the region, specifically Lebanese [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Hezbollah’s presence and Iran’s influence in Venezuela coming into focus

Photos of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Penny L. Watson February 12, 2019 Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|