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Iran and the left in Latin America

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

Bolivian President Evo Morales is in Tehran this week, ushering in a new chapter in his country's economic and strategic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has promised a hefty investment in Bolivia's energy sector and other joint ventures, some involving other Latin and Central American countries, such as Venezuela and Nicaragua, not to overlook Cuba.

In a joint communique, Morales and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad have signed off on the need for "concrete political steps against every type of imperialism", while also condemning the intervention of the United Nations Security Council in Iran's nuclear program as "lacking any legal or technical justification".

Bolivia may be a poor country, but it is strategically located and represents an important ally for Iran that can act as a catalyst in
enhancing Iran's growing cooperation with other

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Added: Sep-4-2008 
By: wrano
In:
Iraq, Iran, Middle East
Tags: Iran, Latin America, Left Wing, Russia, US, Tensions
Location: Tehran, Tehran, Iran (load item map)
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