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Venezuela receives more airlifts of refinery materials from Iran

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) February 12, 2021 Venezuela has begun to receive a second round of airlifts of materials from ally Iran to help its troubled oil refineries to produce fuel, according to three people [...]

By |February 12th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Exiled mayor says Hezbollah, other groups will oversee Venezuelan regional elections

Iran maintains a presence in the politically turbulent South American nation, with close ties to drug cartels through Hezbollah. (Supplied)  February 10, 2021 Hezbollah will oversee elections for state governors in Venezuela, a “den” for terrorist groups, according to exiled former mayor of the capital Caracas. Antonio Ledezma, who fled house arrest in 2017 and [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Nasrin film director urges Brazil: Don’t deport exiled Iranian camerawoman

Mahnaz Alizadeh, who filmed much of the documentary Nasrin, has been trapped in Brazil for months after being ensnared by a people smuggler on leaving Iran. (IranWire) By Jeff Kaufman  February 10, 2021 In a recently-published interview with IranWire, the camerawoman Mahnaz Alizadeh told of how she came to be stranded in South America after falling into [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Latin America, Women|

11 Iranians arrested in Arizona after jumping US-Mexico border

The Yuma Border Sector on the US/Mexico border in San Luis, Arizona. (Getty Images) February 6, 2021 U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 11 Iranian citizens after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona Monday evening. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents encountered the group near San Luis – a city in the southwest corner of Arizona – around [...]

By |February 6th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA|

U.S. seeks to seize suspected Iranian oil aboard foreign tanker

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) February 4, 2021 The United States has filed a lawsuit to seize a cargo of oil it says came from Iran rather than Iraq, as stated on the bill of lading, and contravenes [...]

By |February 4th, 2021|East Asia, Latin America, North America, USA|

How friendship with Venezuela benefits Iran’s isolated regime

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th NAM Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) February 1, 2021 One seldom discussed byproduct of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, which ended with the fall of the Shah and the rise of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979, is the [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Camerawoman for “Nasrin” film trapped in South America by human trafficker

Mahnaz Alizadeh, who filmed much of the documentary Nasrin, has been trapped in Brazil for months after being ensnared by a people smuggler on leaving Iran. (IranWire) By Milad Pourisa January 30, 2021 From the Tehran highway to the airport at Ecuador, then on to Peru and Brazil in the clutches of a people-smuggler, and [...]

By |January 30th, 2021|Arts, Latin America, Women|

Maduro sent letter to Iran’s Leader accrediting US fugitive

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, right, meets Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at his residence in Tehran, Jan. 10, 2015. (AP) January 22, 2021 A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran’s supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Cuban Covid-19 vaccine has “no side effects”, Iranian officials claim

Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. (Reuters) By Pouyan Khoshhal January 14, 2021 Since the Supreme Leader banned the future importation of UK- and US-made Covid-19 vaccines, the Iranian government has focused instead on the prospects for domestically-manufactured products, including [...]

By |January 14th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|

Cuban coronavirus vaccine to be tested on Iranians

Kianoush Jahanpour, speaking on behalf of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration, on a visit to a makeshift hospital in Tehran. (ISNA) January 13, 2021 Over the past 11 months, officials of the Islamic Republic have obsessively repeated this claim to justify the non-acceptance of support from the West in battling coronavirus, up to and including [...]

By |January 13th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America|