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Argentina asks Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 bombing

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at Novo-Ograyovo outside in Moscow, July 12, 2018. (AP) July 13, 2018 Argentina has asked Russia to arrest former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Latin America, Russia|

Lebanon is protecting Hezbollah’s cocaine trade in Latin America

Images of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah are seen among scores of Hezbollah and Lebanese national flags being waved by Hezbollah supporters during a ceremony to mark first anniversary of the war with Israel, 14 August 2007. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi June 17, 2018 Days after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Latin America, Lebanon, Uncategorised|

IEA: Iran, Venezuela oil production could drop 30 Percent

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf July 25, 2005. (Reuters) June 15, 2018 Iran and Venezuela could lose around 30 percent of their oil production next year due to sanctions re-imposed by the United States, according to the [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

Iran’s first crude shipment to Chile in 16 years

Iran is battling to keep customers around the world after US President Donald Trump said a month ago he would reimpose sanctions on the country. (Supplied) June 13, 2018 An oil tanker hauling Iranian crude is making the first delivery to Chile in at least 16 years, a sign the Persian Gulf country [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Latin America|

Argentina: Federal court upholds judge’s ruling on death of prosecutor investigating Iran cover up

Alberto Nisman was murdered because he accused former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of trying to cover up the role of Iran in the 1994 AMIA Jewish centre bombing. (Supplied) June 11, 2018 A federal court in Argentina has ruled that special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered because he accused former President Cristina Fernandez de [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Latin America|

The future of Iran in America’s backyard

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) May 28, 2018 Penny Watson M.A. is pursuing her PhD at The University of Houston. She received her Master's in Political Science at Sam Houston State [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|Latin America|

On U.S. doorstep, Hezbollah allies with Mexican cartels in drug trade

Hezbollah is now well-established in Mexico, and has aligned with the Los Zetas drugs cartel. (Supplied) May 23, 2018 The US president continues to have concerns regarding Iran. Hezbollah, one of the deadliest non-state adversaries to threaten the US in recent times, is now closer to home, just across the Mexican border. The [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Latin America|

Drugs, diamonds and used cars: the Hezbollah network the US destroyed

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses an election rally via video link in a southern suburb of Beirut on April 13, 2018. (AP) May 18, 2018 The GCC and the US have Hezbollah’s senior leadership firmly in their crosshairs with new sanctions against the Lebanese group's top officials. “By targeting Hezbollah’s Shura Council, our nations collectively [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

Hezbollah’s presence in Donald Trump’s backyard

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017. (REUTERS) By Tony Duheaume May 17, 2018 Now that Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Iran deal, he must remember that close to home, he [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Latin America|

Why hasn’t the U.S. cracked down on Hizballah in Latin America?

Shiite Hezbollah militants stand to attention as hundreds of people gather in a huge hall waiting to watch a televised speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah militant group on February 22, 2008, in Beirut. (AFP) April 22, 2018 The Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist organization Hizballah maintains an extensive network [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Latin America|