29 May '12, 11am

Iran's expanding footprint in Latin America

Dictator, President Daniel Ortega, has met with Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials on several occasions. The Iranian embassy in Managua houses 25 Iranian “diplomats” at this time , and almost all of them are intelligence agents. Iranian agents are penetrating Central America and Panama via Nicaragua. Since Ahmadinejad’s January 2012 Tour of Tyrants Trip to Latin America, he has increased the presence of Quds Force operatives in Nicaragua. There are several start-up projects in the country still awaiting Iranian funding, such as deep sea port construction, and a dredging operation with Venezuela and Nicaragua to deepen the channel along the San Juan River that borders Nicaragua and Costa Rica, with the goal of creating a “Nicaragua Canal” to rival the strategically and economically important Panama Canal. Other infrastructure projects that are supposed to be forthcomin...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/irans-expanding-foot...

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