Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More

Terrorism in Latin America. Que? Yes, it’s there. It is exists and it is fueled by the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and many others in the Americas and the Middle East. Yet media pays little, if any, attention to it. Equally bizarre is the curious ambivalence that reeks from pockets of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. If …

Day Before Congressional Testimony on Iran Terror, Argentine Prosecutor “Dies”

(Updated; 12:46PM) Supporters of freedom and rule of law lost a staunch supporter in Argentina this weekend. As reported in credible news outlets in Argentina and Israel, since not even the Argentine President has issued a statement, one of the Iranian regime’s biggest nemesis in the Western Hemisphere – prosecutor Alberto Nisman – was found …

Morning Musings

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Feinstein blasts critics of NSA phone program and details how al-Qaeda has metastasized, while “reform” advocates fear legislation being gutted. Be careful what you say in Washington, DC restaurants. Through years, some of my best political leads have come from politicos talking too loud at area eateries. According to the Washington Free …

U.S. and Mexican Authorities Tracking Down Stolen Radioactive Materiel

Someone, or some group, in Mexico has stolen a truck transporting an undetermined amount of cobalt-60 used in medical procedures. Every time an incident such as this one happens somewhere in the Americas, it should make you think. I doubt, however, that there will be much media coverage or attention about it. According to the International …

Iran and Regional Adventurism, U.S. Should Address but not Make a Political Boogeyman

Readers of our blog know that we have been talking about Iranian meddling in the Americas since we started the DC Dispatches in 2007. Iran’s regional adventurism is a serious matter. Iran may be a small country in another part of the world, but its rulers have a forgotten that the great Persian empire is no more. …

U.S. May Revisit Iranian Terror Activities in Latin America

For decades there have been thought leaders in the U.S. government, both in the Congress and the Executive branch, Democrats and Republicans, that have opposed the U.S. listing Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism. These are usually the same folks who also resist making any linkages whatsoever to Iran’s Latin American adventurism. Glad to …

Latin American Nuclear Powers Ink Cooperation Deal

Our Latin America Nuclear Problem Does the title of this blog post seem a little odd sounding, “Latin American” Nuclear Powers? A close friend was somewhat shocked when I told him earlier this week that Brazil and Argentina are the two more advanced nuclear powers in the Western Hemisphere. Mexico operates several reactors as well, but …