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Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to US sanctions

The Iranian vessel Bavand is seen near the port of Paranagua, Brazil July 18, 2019. (Reuters) July 19, 2019 Two Iranian vessels have been stranded for weeks at Brazilian ports, unable to head back to Iran due to lack of fuel, which state-run oil firm Petrobras refuses to sell them due to sanctions [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Latin America|

Argentina orders freezing of Hezbollah assets on anniversary of deadly bombing

Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) July 19, 2019 Argentinian authorities ordered the freezing of Hezbollah assets in the country on Thursday and effectively designated the [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|Latin America|

To fight Hezbollah, Latin American countries first need to acknowledge it exists

Illustration on Iranian/Hezbollah inroads in Latin America. (WT) By Emanuele Ottolenghi July 18, 2019 As Argentina prepares to commemorate Hezbollah’s terror attack in July 1994 in Buenos Aires, the time has come to call a spade a spade. Brazil and Paraguay need to join their neighbor in naming Hezbollah a terror organization and passing measures to [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Latin America|

Ships linked to Iran, Syria removed from Panama’s registry

A British Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar territorial waters. (Reuters) July 13, 2019 Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Reuters, following the removal of about 60 ships linked to Iran and Syria from the [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Latin America, Panama, Syria|

It’s time to hold Iran accountable for terrorism in Argentina

A powerful explosion destroyed a seven story building housing,of the Jewish Mutual Association of Argentina, in Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994. (AFP) By Benjamin N. Gedan and Toby Dershowitz July 13, 2019 Twenty five years ago this month, the world watched in horror as rescuers in Buenos Aires picked through the rubble of a Jewish community center, searching [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Latin America|

Argentina to designate Hezbollah as terror group

Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) July 13, 2019 Argentina's government is planning on designating the Lebanese-based Hezbollah group as a terror organization for its role in the terror attacks against the Israeli embassy and the AMIA Jewish community center in [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Latin America|

Trump’s Iran crackdown isn’t enough to stop Hezbollah

A Hezbollah flag-waving ceremony, signifying "victory over Israel, in Lebanon back in 2006. Where does the group fit into negotiations to try to improve a nuclear agreement with Iran. (Getty Images) By Emanuele Ottolenghi June 14, 2019 Hezbollah is reportedly feeling the pain of U.S. President Donald Trump administration’s maximum-pressure campaign against Iran. Tehran, after all, [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Venezuelan groups support Iranian interests

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 Claire Galasso June 3, 2019 Organizations based in Venezuela, including one run by a sanctioned Hizballah facilitator, amplify the Iranian government’s message in the country, according [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela and Iran are more similar than you think

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Margarita Island, Venezuela, on Sept. 16, 2016. (Xinhua) By Alireza Nader May 9, 2019 The collapse of Venezuelan society under the dictatorial and socialist Maduro regime cannot fail to remind us of Iran under the [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|

How Hezbollah evades sanctions in Venezuela and partakes in Maduro’s drug trade

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) By Vanessa Neumann May 8, 2019 The international media has been rife with analysis about the events of April 30th and May 1st, when Venezuelan Interim President [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Latin America, Venezuela|