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Ex-mayor’s meth bust reveals Hezbollah’s power in Mexico

Hezbollah supporters wave their group and Iranian flags during a protest on the Lebanese-Israeli border near the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon, May 14, 2021. (AP) By Florencia Montaruli October 19, 2021 Adalberto Fructuoso Comparán Rodríguez was the mayor of the Mexican city of Aguililla, in Michoacán, from 2008 to 2011. In [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iranian supertanker departing from Venezuela to transport heavy oil

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Gulf, 1,400 km south of Tehran, Iran May 27, 2016. (Reuters) October 16, 2021 An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy crude provided by state-run oil firm PDVSA, Reuters reported citing [...]

By |October 16th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian condensate cargo begins discharging in Venezuela

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) September 28, 2021 A 2.1-million barrel cargo of condensate supplied by Iranian National Oil Company (NIOC) to Venezuela's PDVSA, the first of a swap deal between the state-run firms here, began discharging [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Under US sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal

The headquarters of Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petroleum Company (NIOC) which provides global sales of Iranian oil. (AFP) September 25, 2021 Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-like [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Hezbollah supporters running kids’ scouting groups in Brazil

Hezbollah members have raised money and recruited members within Brazil. (Social Media) By Florencia Montaruli September 11, 2021 The Iranian regime’s use of Iranian and Lebanese clerics as "unofficial" agents in Latin America is becoming increasingly well-known. A few documented individuals, strategically distributed and cloaked by benign official activities such as service in [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Lawmaker says Iran must supply fuel to Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela

Iranian tanker docking at platform of oil facility in the Khark Island on shore of Gulf. (AFP) August 30, 2021 A member of Iran’s parliament energy committee has said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic must supply fuel to allies such as Lebanon, Syria and Venezuela “to protect them from harm.” Hadi Bayginejad [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Syria, Venezuela|

Iran’s Raisi names wanted mass murderer of 85 Argentinians as VP for Economics

President Ebrahim Raisi, L, waves to his supporters in Tehran. (Supplied) August 27, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran's newly appointed vice president for economic affairs minister Moshen Rezae is wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization for the 1994 mass murder of 85 Argentinians at the Jewish community center (AMIA) in Buenos Aires. [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Latin America|

Cuba approves domestic vaccine which Iran plans to mass produce

A nurse prepares to inject a volunteer taking part in an Iranian coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine trial in Tehran, Iran December 29, 2020. (Reuters) August 21, 2021 Cuba's drug regulator granted emergency approval for its homegrown Soberana 2 vaccine on Friday, allowing the drug's full inclusion in the country's inoculation program as it [...]

By |August 21st, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Covid vaccine shipment to Venezuela leads to outcry in Iran

A picture shows vials of the locally made Iranian COVID-19 vaccine during the start of the second phase of trials in Tehran, on March 15, 2021. (AFP) August 14, 2021 Iran’s Red Crescent Society has denied accusations that it shipped Covid-19 vaccines to Venezuela amid a serious pandemic crisis in the country that [...]

By |August 14th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Argentina slams appointment of alleged bombing mastermind to Iran’s Interior Ministry

Iran's new Interior Minister, Ahmad Vahidi, is an ex-IRGC Quds Force commander subject to an Interpol Red Notice. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli August 13, 2021 The new President of Iran, Ebraim Raisi, presented the rest of his planned all-male cabinet on Wednesday, August 11. One name that stood out was that of Ahmad Vahidi. The [...]

By |August 13th, 2021|Latin America|