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Pompeo urges end to overflight rights for Iran airline flying to Venezuela

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) April 30, 2020 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on countries to deny overflight rights to Mahan Air, an Iranian airline under U.S. sanctions, which he said recently delivered cargoes of “unknown support” to the Venezuelan government. The United States [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela receives material from Iran to help restart refinery

Venezuela is suffering from an acute shortage of motor fuel due to the near total collapse of its 1.3-million-barrels-per-day refining network. (AP) April 24, 2020 Venezuela has received refining materials via plane shipment from Iran to help it start the catalytic cracking unit at the 310,000 barrels-per-day Cardon refinery, which is necessary to [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran’s lucrative crime-terrorism nexus with Venezuela continues amid coronavirus

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) By Joze Pelayo April 23, 2020 Tehran’s global network of militias is once again under scrutiny since the US in January killed the man responsible for leading Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary [...]

By |April 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Iran’s attempts to influence the Spanish speaking world

Reporters of Hispan TV work in the newsroom. (IRNA) By Tereza Dvorakova April 22, 2020 Soon after the 1979 revolution in Iran and the establishment of the Islamic Republic it became clear that media would play a central role both domestically and in exporting ideas of the revolution abroad. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Latin America|

Who runs Iran’s propaganda machine abroad

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talking to the state television reporters after being discharged from a hospital in Tehran on September 15, 2014. (AFP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Alireza Nader April 18, 2020 In its efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the religious dictatorship in Tehran has been consistently negligent. Yet the regime has been remarkably [...]

By |April 18th, 2020|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

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|