Israel's Embassy in Montevideo Wednesday claimed that the Iranian crewmembers of the Venezuelan-flagged Boeing 747-300 seized by Argentine authorities in Buenos Aires were involved “in arms trafficking to Syria” and with the terrorist organization Hezbollah.
Two Lebanese nationals and a Brazilian citizen are suspected of having been involved in the murder of Paraguayan Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci while he was honeymooning in Colombia with his wife Claudia Aguilera earlier this week, it was reported.
Hezbollah was once again singled out as the organization behind the 1992 bombing of Israel's Embassy in Buenos Aires, a crime for which, after 30 years, nobody has ever been held accountable.
Relatives of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the Israeli Social Welfare Association of Argentina (AMIA) Friday announced they would appeal a court ruling issued Thursday in which charges against former President and current Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) were dismissed.
Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaidó has travelled to Colombia to participate on Monday alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a regional counterterrorism meeting — a new show of support by the Trump administration for the man it says is the country’s legitimate leader.
Britain's finance ministry on Friday said it had added Lebanon's entire Hezbollah movement to its list of terrorist groups subject to asset freezing. The ministry previously only targeted the Shiite organization's military wing but has now listed the whole group after the government designated it a terrorist organization last March.
Brazil Sunday opened a trade office in Jerusalem, in what was perceived as a step towards finally moving the country's embassy in Israel to the iconic city. The opening ceremony was presided over by Deputy Eduardo Bosonaro, son if President Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazil is considering designating Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as President Jair Bolsonaro increasingly aligns his government with the U.S. on foreign policy.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Friday in Argentina that the United States has imposed financial sanctions against a Hezbollah militant group leader suspected of directing a deadly bombing in 1994 of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds.
The Argentine Government has created the Public Registry of Persons or Entities Linked to Acts of Terrorism and its Financing (RePET), a tool whereby Hezbollah can be included. So far, local authorities adhered to the list penned by the United Nations, where Hezbollah is not included. President Mauricio Macri also decreed a day of national mourning to mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Israeli Social Welfare Association (AMIA) in Buenos Aires. In a third measure, Macri gave the victims of that attack 180 days to file for monetary compensation from the state.