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Iran receives COVID-19 vaccine from Cuba

Iran has been one of the hardest hit countries in the region by the coronavirus. (IRNA) March 13, 2021 Iran received a large shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Cuba on Thursday. A total of 100,000 Soberana 02 doses from the Latin American country were delivered to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Latin America|

Why Brazil matters to Iran’s efforts to counter international isolation

The presence of Hezbollah and the IRGC in Latin America, including Brazil, is considered a vital Iranian asset. (AFP) By Hamdan Al-Shehri March 12, 2021 Brazil has long been an important strategic trade partner for Iran in Latin America, but there has always been more to the relationship than meets the eye. A [...]

By |March 12th, 2021|Latin America|

The man who exposed Iran and Hezbollah’s clandestine infiltration in Argentina

A person holds a photo of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman during a demonstration on the second-year anniversary of his death in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP) By Florencia Montaruli March 5, 2021 Six years ago on January 18, 2015, the prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment in Buenos [...]

By |March 5th, 2021|Latin America|

‘Perfect trips’ – Venezuela ships jet fuel to Iran in exchange for gasoline, sources say

An oil tanker is seen at Jose refinery cargo terminal in Venezuela in this undated file photo. (Reuters) By Deisy Buitrago and Marianna Parraga February 24, 2021 Venezuela is shipping jet fuel to Iran in return for vital gasoline imports for the South American nation as part of a swap deal agreed by [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Tanker Forest delivers 44 mln liters of Iranian fuel to Venezuela

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company Pdvsa holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of an Iranian tanker at the El Palito refinery in Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (Reuters) February 20, 2021 A shipment of around 44 million liters of gasoline has secretly arrived at El Palito, Venezuela from Iran aboard [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

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|