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Iran’s presence in Latin America ‘the biggest threat to regional democracy’

he operations of Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America feed each other, intending to expand an ideology and establishing themselves as a real and present threat. (WT) By Florencia Montaruli November 27, 2021 Exporting the Islamic revolution has been a primary objective for the Iranian regime since the overthrow of Shah Mohammad Reza [...]

By |November 27th, 2021|Latin America|

Colombia says monitoring Lebanon’s Hezbollah over ‘criminal’ acts

Colombia's military intelligence services said the Lebanese Shia movement was spying on American and Israeli businessmen in Colombia. (AFP) November 15, 2021 Colombia said Sunday it is monitoring the activities there of the pro-Iranian group Hezbollah, accusing it of having conducted criminal activities. “Two months ago we had to deal with a situation [...]

By |November 15th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Al-Mustafa University: Exporting the Islamic Revolution, one scholarship at a time

Iran's Al-Mustafa International University, a network of religious seminaries based in the Shi'ite holy city of Qom. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli November 8, 2021 The Iranian regime's attempt to cleave a space for itself in Latin America dates back to the 1980s, shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution began in Iran. In 1983, the cleric [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Another Iranian condensate cargo to begin unloading in Venezuela

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) October 27, 2021 A 2.1 million-barrel cargo of Iranian condensate, the most recent delivery from a swap pact between the Middle Eastern nation and Venezuela, is expected to begin discharging on Wednesday at [...]

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

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|