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‘Hezbollah exploiting gold mines in Venezuela,’ politician reveals

Aerial view of an illegal mine located in Canaima National Park, Bolivar State, South-Eastern Venezuela. (Al Arabiya) January 16, 2019 Lebanese militant group Hezbollah controls gold exploration mines in Venezuela, opposition lawmaker Américo De Grazia revealed this week. In an interview with Miami-based Spanish newspaper Diario las Américas, De Grazia was criticizing President [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Bolsonaro’s Brazil changes the balance of power against Tehran in Latin America

Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate of the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 28, 2018. (Reuters) By Penny L. Watson January 15, 2019 With the election of Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil’s presidency in October 2018, Iran’s situation has become more precarious in Latin [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Latin America|

Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah – all hostile to the US – forge closer ties

Iranian students hold a poster of Lebanese Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, left, Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, right, at Tehran University in Iran. (AP) By Hollie McKay January 12, 2019 As Iran and Venezuela become increasingly isolated and sanctioned by the U.S and much of the international community, the two governments are [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran to send warships to the Atlantic, closer to US waters

Iranian Navy exercise in the Gulf, Jan 2011. (Wikimedia) January 4, 2019 The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March, a top commander said on Friday, as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the US, its arch [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran denies its oil exports to Chile caused intoxication of hundreds

View of the Concon refinery, of Chile's state oil company Enap, in the Chilean Valparaiso Region, taken on September 7, 2018. (AFP) December 20, 2018 Iran denied on Wednesday reports that its exports of crude oil to Chile's state energy company ENAP might have been a possible source of noxious fumes that caused hundreds of [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Latin America|

Chile probes possible Iranian oil link to dangerous fumes

View of the Concon refinery, of Chile's state oil company Enap, in the Chilean Valparaiso Region, taken on September 7, 2018. (AFP) December 18, 2018 Chilean law enforcement officials are investigating the delivery of Iranian crude oil to state energy company ENAP as a possible source of the noxious fumes that caused hundreds [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Chile, Latin America|

Trump should cut Hezbollah’s lifeline in the Americas

Young women wave Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah flags as well as an Iranian flag in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi and Jose Luis Stein December 14, 2018 Almost halfway through his term, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has yet to launch a coordinated assault [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

Russia military planes arrive in Venezuela, Iran’s warships may follow to support U.S. foe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after reviewing the honor guard at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on January 10, 2015 (AFP) By Tom O'Connor December 12, 2018 Russia and Iran were both set to send military forces to Venezuela in a show of support to the socialist [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Latin America|

New partnerships in South America could lead to additional action on Hezbollah

A boy carried a Hezbollah flag in Lebanon, as he ran past portraits of, from left, Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran; Ayatollah Khomenei, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution; and Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. (Getty) By Paul Cook December 7, 2018 The Tri-Border Area (TBA) of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Latin America|

Mossad reportedly provides intelligence to thwart Hezbollah plot in Argentina

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) November 21, 2018 The Mossad allegedly provided intelligence to Argentina which helped successfully thwart a Hezbollah plot to attack Jewish community centers in Buenos Aires, according to Channel 2. Two [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Isreal, Latin America|