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Pompeo says Iran engages in illicit activities in Latin America

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press conference during the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting at the State Department in Washington, April 4, 2019. (AFP) April 15, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that Iran continues to engage in illicit activities in Latin America and is “the largest [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Latin America|

Iranian delegation travels to Venezuela to discuss direct flight route

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) April 10, 2019 An Iranian delegation landed in Venezuela on Monday to discuss launching direct flights between the two countries, Venezuela’s foreign minister said, as Tehran voices support for President Nicolas Maduro against the opposition backed by most Western countries. A plane belonging [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran’s Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

Iran’s second-largest carrier, Mahan Air, is flying commercial routes to more than a dozen European and Asian countries in spite of U.S. terror-related sanctions. (AP) April 8, 2019 Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

The Iran-backed Hezbollah-Venezuela relationship

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) March 27, 2019 The Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group could have its illicit activities in Venezuela disrupted due to the ongoing political and humanitarian crises besieging the [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

From Colombia to Lebanon to Toronto: How a DEA probe uncovered Hezbollah’s Canadian money laundering ops

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 Sam Cooper March 26, 2019 In January 2008, a team of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents travelled to Ottawa to meet with RCMP leaders. They [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon, North America|

Could Venezuela crisis end Hezbollah’s presence there?

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) March 25, 2019 As the political and humanitarian tumult in Venezuela unfolds, analysts say illicit activities by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in the South American country could [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

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|