Distorting Iranian-Latin American Relations

Posted on November 30, 2010 • Filed under: Latin America News

According to an article in the Israeli daily Haaretz entitled ‘Iran, Venezuela plan to build rival to Panama Canal’, the current border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua – in which the former country has accused the latter of sending military troops into its territory along the San Juan River during a river dredging project – is a ‘trial balloon’ for a new Iranian-funded “‘Nicaragua Canal’ linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.” The article takes care to specify that Costa Rica is “a country without an army” but does not suggest whether the announcement earlier this year regarding U.S. naval militarization of the Central American nation might also have constituted a trial balloon for something. View Article

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