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Iranian military-owned company opens supermarket in Venezuela

Residents help to unload boxes of basic food staples provided by a government food assistance program, in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2020. (AP) July 7, 2020 A conglomerate owned by the Iranian military and tied to Iran’s missile program has established a retail foothold in Venezuela, according to a report by the Wall [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) July 02, 2020 U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily sanctioned anti-American allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Brazil, not Venezuela, is bigger danger for U.S. pressure on Iran

Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) By Daniel Roth July 2, 2020 While Tehran’s audacious delivery of oil to Venezuela grabbed the headlines, Iran has been discreetly carrying sanctioned petrochemicals on sanctioned ships to Brazil, Venezuela’s neighbor to the south, for well over a year. [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Latin America|

US sanctions five Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) June 25, 2020 The US is sanctioning five Iranian ship captains who delivered about 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline to Venezuela “in support of the illegitimate Maduro regime,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. “These captains assets with be blocked and they [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

The food follows Iran’s recent flotilla of five tanker ships filled with gasoline sent to relieve Venezuela’s deep fuel shortages. (Reuters) June 22, 2020 Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation. [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian ship en route to Venezuela signals ongoing alliance

The Golsan approached Caribbean waters Friday following a high-seas journey from Iran. (AFP) June 20, 2020 An Iranian cargo ship is expected to dock in Venezuela soon, an arrival that comes shortly after the Middle Eastern nation sent five tankers loaded with gasoline to relieve its fuel-starved South American ally, an analyst said [...]

By |June 20th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

US-indicted dealmaker for Venezuela’s Maduro detained on way to Iran

An Airbus A340-600 airplane of Iran's Mahan Air is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport outside Caracas, April 8, 2019. (AP) June 15, 2020 A Colombian businessman indicted by U.S. authorities as the chief money launder for Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela has been detained in the African island archipelago of Cape Verde. Alex [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran prepared to retaliate if U.S. stopped Venezuela-bound tankers

One of the Iranian vessels (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 2020. (AFP) June 13, 2020 An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran’s naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. [...]

By |June 13th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela says flight arrives from Iran carrying COVID-19 aid

A flight carrying humanitarian aid for the COVID-19 epidemic had arrived from Iran, Venezuela’s government said. (AFP) June 9, 2020 Venezuela’s government said on Monday that a flight carrying humanitarian aid for the COVID-19 epidemic had arrived from Iran, which has become a crucial ally to the South American nation amid U.S. sanctions. Washington [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran is working hard to revive anti-U.S. operations in Latin America

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa met with Iranian FM Javad Zarif who paid a visit to the country as part of a tour to Latin America, Aug 24, 2016. (Andes) By Stephen Johnson June 3, 2020 Just as Iran’s adventures in the Western Hemisphere were beginning to fade from memory, Iranian passenger jets began landing [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA|