Countering Iranian Influence in Latin America (Updated)

01/15/2012
01/15/2012 by Richard Weitz Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent five-day, four-country Latin American tour, his fifth to the region as president, has been designed to bolster his reelection chances by showing his supposed global clout, achieve economic gains through bilateral deals, and circumvent international sanctions, which are becoming increasingly severe.…

Operation Continuing Promise 2010

10/15/2010
10/15/2010 - The amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LHA 7) is bringing health care and other services to communities in Latin America and the Caribbean during this four-month humanitarian and  civic assistance deployment.  The ship’s unique embarked humanitarian teams – comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian…