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  • Caracas flight stoned in Bolivia

    12/11/2007 11:02:11 AM PST · by river rat · 5 replies · 607+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Martin Arostegui
    CARACAS, Venezuela — A mysterious Venezuelan air force flight came under attack from vigilantes when it touched down last week at an airfield in northern Bolivia amid fears that the transport plane was delivering weapons. Suspicions were only deepened when officials confirmed that a Venezuelan banking official on board the flight had been carrying a briefcase stuffed with $160,000 in cash. The airfield, at Riberalta, is located near a Bolivian uranium-mining area, adding to long-standing suspicions that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is trying to purchase uranium from his Latin American neighbor for transshipment to Iran.
  • Bolivians attack Venezuelan army plane with stones

    12/06/2007 7:30:11 PM PST · by The Bronze Titan · 9 replies · 58+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6 Dec 2007 22:35:28 GMT | Reuters
    LA PAZ, Dec 6 (Reuters) - In a violent show of anti-Venezuela sentiment, a crowd of about 200 Bolivians hurled stones at a Venezuelan military plane and prevented it from refueling after it landed on Thursday, local radio reported. After hearing the incoming plane, the mob seized control of the airport in the Amazonian city of Riberalta and attacked the aircraft. Regional leaders had said they suspected it was carrying arms and not humanitarian supplies, according to the radio reports. "We won't put up with these Venezuelans who come to the country and do whatever they want. We won't let...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran, Bolivia are allies

    09/02/2008 12:48:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Sep 2008 | AP
    Iran and Bolivia will "stick by each other" said hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday, in comments sure to provoke concern in Washington. Ahmadinejad's statements came at a joint press conference with leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales in Tehran. He said the two government weren't interested in U.S. concerns about their close ties. "We will stick by each other's side and will be supportive of each other. (I) had extensive talks with Mr. Morales on this," he said. "The geographical distance between the two countries is long but our hearts, thoughts and wills are very close." Ahmadinejad also praised Morales...
  • Tehran, La Paz natural allies: Ahmadinejad tells Morales

    09/01/2008 5:29:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 339+ views
    AFP ^ | Sep 1, 2008 | Farhad Pouladi
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes the V for 'victory' sign as he waits for the arrival of his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales in Tehran. Ahmadinejad told Bolivia's visiting Morales on Monday their two nations are natural allies and would boost energy ties, state media reported. (AFP/Atta Kenare) TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Bolivia's visiting left-wing President Evo Morales on Monday their two nations are natural allies and would boost energy ties, state media reported. "The two revolutionary nations and the governments of Iran and Bolivia are natural allies and will boost their relations in the fields of...
  • Secret Foreign Ministry document: Venezuela sends uranium to Iran

    05/25/2009 1:37:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 1,062+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/25/2009 | ap
    Venezuela and Bolivia are supplying Iran with uranium for its nuclear program, according to a secret Israeli government report obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The two South American countries are known to have close ties with Iran, but this is the first allegation that they are involved in the development of Iran's nuclear program, considered a strategic threat by Israel.
  • Bolivia Becoming a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism, Report Concludes

    06/16/2009 10:31:45 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 450+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | June 16, 2009 | Nora Zimmett
    A poor, agrarian, landlocked country in South America with a nearly 100 percent Christian population is hardly the place one would expect to become a hotbed of Islamic extremism in the Western Hemisphere. But a recent report by the Open Source Center (OSC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it's so. .... One Muslim leader named in the OSC report is Mahmud Amer Abusharar, founder of the Centro Islamico Boliviano (CIB) in Santa Cruz. Abusharar emigrated from the Palestinian territories in 1974 and claims to have built Bolivia’s first mosque in 1994 so that he would...
  • Bolivia Becoming a Hotbed of Islamic Extremism, Report Concludes

    06/17/2009 4:41:09 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 9 replies · 390+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/16/2009 | Staff
    A poor, agrarian, landlocked country in South America with a nearly 100 percent Christian population is hardly the place one would expect to become a hotbed of Islamic extremism in the Western Hemisphere. But a recent report by the Open Source Center (OSC) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it's so. There are only 1,000 Muslims in Bolivia, a country of 9.7 million people, but the connection between some of the community’s religious leaders and Iran — as well as with fundamentalist factions in the Palestinian territories — has U.S. officials and terror experts keeping a...
  • Iran clinching deals for a longer hold on Latin America

    12/07/2009 5:23:36 AM PST · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 216+ views
    UPI ^ | November 25, 2009
    LA PAZ, Bolivia, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Iran is clinching deals for trade and technical cooperation with Latin American countries with the aim of securing a foothold after the current tour of the region by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran has already fostered strong bilateral ties with Nicaragua and Venezuela, but Ahmadinejad's current tour of Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela is producing a whole series of new contracts that encompass increased trade and economic cooperation, technical assistance in the energy and mining sectors and uranium prospecting. During his one-day visit to the Bolivian capital Tuesday Ahmadinejad and Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales signed...
  • Iran Funds Bolivian Hospital, Demands Hijabs on all Nurses

    12/08/2009 1:36:24 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 4 replies · 506+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | December 8Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    On Wednesday, November 24, Iranian demands that female nurses don the hijab in response to Iran’s providing $1.2 million for funding of the new El Alto city hospital in Bolivia sparked a national outcry among women’s rights advocates within Bolivia. In an international teleconference in La Paz held between Bolivian President, Evo Morales, and Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to celebrate the hospital’s opening, nurses were shown wearing hijabs as part of their new uniform regulations.