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How did South American media cover Qassem Soleimani’s death?

Iranian IRGC members carry a coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. (Reuters) March 5, 2020 The targeted killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani by an American drone on January 3 raised reactions all over the world and South America is not an exception. Media [...]

By |March 5th, 2020|Latin America|

The Venezuela Project: Canadian man charged in alleged Iranian government money laundering scheme

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 Sam Cooper and Stewart Bell February 12, 2020 An Iranian-Canadian man has been accused of bank fraud in an alleged money laundering and sanctions evasion [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA|

Remember, Iran’s terror network is global

A supporter of the Shiite Hezbollah movement holds a poster of slain Iraqi PMF chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (R) as the movement's leader delivers a speech on a screen in Beirut, Jan 5, 2020. (AFP) By Behnam Ben Taleblu February 11, 2020 “They are warriors who have no borders… [...]

By |February 11th, 2020|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Ecuador arrests Iranians travelling with fake Israeli passports

Fake Israeli passports were used by 2 Iranians. It is unclear whether or not the pair were affiliated to the Iranian intelligence services [Twitter] February 11, 2020 Authorities in the Ecuadorian capital Quito arrested two Iranians who were attempting to travel to Spain using fake Israeli passports. According to news reports, the pair – [...]

By |February 11th, 2020|Ecuador, Isreal, Latin America|

Honduras declares Iran-linked Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Fighters of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group attend the funeral of a comrade in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18, 2017. (AFP) January 21, 2020 The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a top security official said on Monday. “We declare Hezbollah a [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Honduras, Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran summons Brazil’s charge d’affaires in Tehran after Soleimani comments

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 28, 2018. (Reuters) January 8, 2020 Iran has summoned Brazil’s Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran after the government in Brasilia expressed support for the United States in the “fight against the scourge of terrorism” following the death of an [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Latin America|

Iran sanctions force Brazil beef exporters to re-route shipments

An Iranian vessel is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) December 21, 2019 U.S. sanctions against Iran have forced Brazilian beef exporters to re-route shipments through nearby countries, adding to costs but largely maintaining trade flows, according to exporters and trade data compiled by two industry groups. Meatpackers now [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Latin America|

‘Murder, Starve, Oppress’: Envoy reveals Hezbollah operations in Venezuela

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on a bridge in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) December 2, 2019 Lebanese Hezbollah controls vast swaths of territory in Venezuela, has close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and leads drug trafficking and illegal gold [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|Latin America, Lebanon|

Argentina asks Azerbaijan to arrest Khamenei adviser

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (Reuters) November 13, 2019 Argentina has asked Azerbaijan to arrest a high-level Iranian adviser to the country’s Supreme Leader in connection with the bombing in 1994 of the Buenos Aires AMIA [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Azerbaijan, Latin America|

Facebook de-platforms Iranian backed entities influencing U.S., Latin American public opinion

Facebook provided some of the posts that were traced to Iranian networks. (Getty) October 22, 2019 Facebook has announced a series of new measures that are designed to protect the 2020 U.S. elections. The measures were announced today and they included the labeling of state controlled media, protecting accounts of 2020 presidential candidates and introducing [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Latin America, North America, USA|