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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|

Cuba eyes EU’s planned Iran sanctions-busting system

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, is welcomed by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP) November 20, 2018 Cuba hopes a special payment system the EU is creating to get round US sanctions on Iran will help it sidestep its own Washington-imposed trade embargo, a [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Europe, Latin America|

The net is closing around Hezbollah

Hezbollah supporters carry their party flags in Beirut, Lebanon. (EPA) November 17, 2018 Layer by layer, Hezbollah’s thin veneer of political legitimacy is being torn away, exposing a corrupt organisation as steeped in the worst excesses of the global drugs trade as it is embroiled in the export of Iranian-inspired terror. In a [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Argentina arrests 2 nationals with suspected Hezbollah ties

Argentina's Security Minister Patricia Bullrich. (AFP) November 16, 2018 Two Argentine citizens with suspected links to Lebanon's Hezbollah have been arrested ahead of the G20 summit due to take place in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, Argentina's security ministry said in a statement. The two men, aged 23 and 25, [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|Latin America|

Washington’s silent war against Hezbollah in Latin America

Assad Barakat, pictured on his way to court in Asuncion in 2003, was identified by the US as Hassan Nasrallah's "primary liaison in South America" (AFP) By Joseph M. Humire October 10, 2018 On July 11, 2018, the government of Argentina took its first action against Hezbollah by freezing the financial assets of 14 individuals belonging [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

Argentina asks ‘friendly’ countries not to shelter Iran suspects

A memorial outside the AMIA building in Buenos Aires commemorates those murdered on July 18, 1994. (Wikimedia) September 28, 2018 Almost 25 years after the bombing of a Jewish Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has asked friendly countries not to receive or protect or grant diplomatic immunity to any of [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Latin America|

Iranian influence operation propagates regime’s discourse in 11 languages

An analysis made by Reuters identified 10 different websites and dozens of social media accounts through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. (Shutterstock) September 6, 2018 Several cyber-security companies reported that Iran is leading a huge network as part of “influencing campaigns” on several countries to market its nuclear agreement or to propagate the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|