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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|

U.S. increasingly focused on Iran and Hezbollah in South America

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (The Washington Times) February 9, 2019 Senior U.S. officials are increasingly pointing out Iran’s and Hezbollah’s role in Latin America and Venezuela as a threat to the hemisphere and the United States. On February 7, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, Navy Admiral Craig Faller in [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Latin America, North America, USA|

Hezbollah has active cells in Venezuela, says Pompeo in TV interview

Mike Pompeo said that Lebanese Hezbollah has active cells in Venezuela. (Al Arabiya) February 8, 2019 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Lebanese Hezbollah has active cells in Venezuela, in an interview with Fox Business channel on Wednesday. Pompeo was responding to a question on whether Venezuela was more of a [...]

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

Venezuelan gold exported to Turkey might be going to Iran

Members of a military agency that transports valuables gold bars from a military plane to be taken to Venezuela's Central Bank, at the Carlota military airport in Caracas, March 1, 2018. (AP) February 2, 2019 The BBC reports that Turkey is being warned for possible misuse of gold imported from Venezuela, which is [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|Latin America, Turkey|

Hezbollah’s backing of Maduro may shine light on links with Venezuela

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) January 31, 2019 Hezbollah’s explicit support for Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro could be the first step in confirming links between the South American nation’s government, the terrorist organization and organized crime groups. Hezbollah’s backing comes [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iranians fascinated by Venezuela events

Anti-government protesters hold their hands up during the symbolic swearing-in of Juan Guaido. January 23, 2019. (AP) January 25, 2019 Wednesday's events in Venezuela echoed loud and clear in Iran during an evening a lot of Iranian web users were busy encouraging each other to show their dissatisfaction with the state TV by [...]

By |January 25th, 2019|Latin America|

‘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|