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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|

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|