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The fringe Argentinian leftist implicated in Iran’s bomb attack “cover-up”

Left-wing agitator Fernando Esteche, left, was accused of helping to cover up the AMIA bombing allegedly masterminded by Iranian cleric Mohsen Rabbani, right. (IranWire) By Florencia Montaruli April 17, 2021 In January 2015, journalism lecturer and political agitator Fernando Esteche received a call on his cellphone that disrupted the calm of the hot [...]

By |April 17th, 2021|Latin America|

US ‘monitoring’ as Iran sends fuel tankers to Venezuela in defiance of sanctions

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) April 9, 2021 As Iran sent three gasoline shipments to fuel-starved Venezuela in recent months in defiance of U.S. sanctions, the Biden administration apparently did nothing to stop the tankers, signaling [...]

By |April 9th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Tip of the iceberg: Hezbollah’s narco-terrorism in Latin America exposed

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (The Washington Times) By Florencia Montarul April 8, 2021 In January this year, security agencies in the United States, Brazil and Paraguay dismantled one of the biggest cocaine-trafficking outfits ever detected in Latin America, in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. According to the US authorities, this criminal [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran cozies up with Venezuela, creeping into America’s backyard

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on Jan 10, 2015. (AFP) By Eric Shawn April 2, 2021 Iran has established a foothold on America's doorstep and is expanding in South America, experts say, especially by cultivating close ties with the Nicolas Maduro government in Venezuela. "It should [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Holy terror: Iran’s criminal record from Germany to Ethiopia

A powerful explosion destroyed a building housing, of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar March 30, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran is a singular political system in many respects. Over the past 42 years, a considerable number of its officials have [...]

By |March 30th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Business or terror? Key figures denounce Iran’s incursions in Venezuela

An Iranian tanker crew celebrates their arrival in Paraguaná, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (Reuters) By Ximena Herrera March 27, 2021 It is a rarity in Venezuela to see the Catholic Church involving itself in politics. But back in November 2020, Monsignor Mario Moronta, a well-respected bishop of San Cristobal and first vice-president of [...]

By |March 27th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran receives COVID-19 vaccine from Cuba

Iran has been one of the hardest hit countries in the region by the coronavirus. (IRNA) March 13, 2021 Iran received a large shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Cuba on Thursday. A total of 100,000 Soberana 02 doses from the Latin American country were delivered to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Latin America|

Why Brazil matters to Iran’s efforts to counter international isolation

The presence of Hezbollah and the IRGC in Latin America, including Brazil, is considered a vital Iranian asset. (AFP) By Hamdan Al-Shehri March 12, 2021 Brazil has long been an important strategic trade partner for Iran in Latin America, but there has always been more to the relationship than meets the eye. A [...]

By |March 12th, 2021|Latin America|

The man who exposed Iran and Hezbollah’s clandestine infiltration in Argentina

A person holds a photo of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman during a demonstration on the second-year anniversary of his death in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP) By Florencia Montaruli March 5, 2021 Six years ago on January 18, 2015, the prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Latin America|

‘Perfect trips’ – Venezuela ships jet fuel to Iran in exchange for gasoline, sources say

An oil tanker is seen at Jose refinery cargo terminal in Venezuela in this undated file photo. (Reuters) By Deisy Buitrago and Marianna Parraga February 24, 2021 Venezuela is shipping jet fuel to Iran in return for vital gasoline imports for the South American nation as part of a swap deal agreed by [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|