‘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|

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|

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|

Iranian ship arrives at Venezuelan port, data shows

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) January 08, 2021 An Iranian ship arrived at the Venezuelan port of La Guaira on Thursday, according to Refinitiv Eikon data, in what appeared to be a continuation of the commercial alliance between [...]

By |January 8th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran uses disguised tanker to export Venezuelan oil

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) December 15, 2020 A tanker chartered by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is loading Venezuelan crude for export, documents from state-run PDVSA show, providing evidence of the two countries’ latest tactics to expand their trade in defiance of [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Pirates of the Caribbean: The dangerous relationship between Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) By Ximena Herrera December 10, 2020 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not always with the best of intentions. [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Biggest Iranian flotilla en route to Venezuela with fuel, defying US sanctions

The last Iranian fuel shipments sent in early October on three vessels are running out. (AFP) December 7, 2020 Iran is sending its biggest fleet yet of tankers to Venezuela in defiance of US sanctions to help the isolated nation weather a crippling fuel shortage, according to people with knowledge of the matter. [...]

By |December 7th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|