The Iranian networks Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
This week’s big news item is the spotlight on a subject I’ve posted about for years: Iran’s Latin American networks.
Mary O’Grady has the background information:
Uncovering Iran’s Latin Networks
A prosecutor in Buenos Aires finds Tehran’s fingerprints region-wide.
In October 2006, Mr. Nisman indicted seven Iranians and one Lebanese-born member of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah militia for the AMIA murders. Interpol notices for their arrest were issued but none was captured. Then, late last year, the Argentine government of Cristina Kirchner announced that a “truth commission,” to be chosen by Argentina and Iran, would examine the viability of the prosecutor’s case.
To many Argentines, that seemed like letting the fox decide the fate of the chickens. But Mrs. Kirchner forged ahead, getting congress to agree. On May 20 Ahmadinejad approved Iran’s participation on the commission.
Mr. Nisman’s response was to release a mountain of evidence against Tehran into cyberspace for all the world to see.
My posts on the subject this week:
Roundup: More on Iran in Latin America
Maria Corina Machado went to Chile. Juan Cristobal Nagel is charmed.
I did not mention this — that he named the embassies in Havana that allow dissidents and democrats to come in and use the Internet. Would you like the complete list? The embassies of the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Holland, and the U.S. interests section (which is housed in the Swiss embassy). That’s it. “The rest of the diplomatic corps in Cuba does not give us any type of help,” said Roberto.
A Salvadoran at Risk Tests Abortion Law
Honduran gang truce begins
Meet Latin America’s Serious Side: The Pacific Alliance
The week’s posts:
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