Latin America. In context.
Building recent on efforts to strengthen political relationships between Tehran and South American nations, Iran has announced intentions to launch HispanTV to expand their influence in the region, and give their strategic influence a wider audience.
A recent planned tour of leftist Latin Amarican states by Iranian leader Ahmadinejad was seen as a demonstration of solidarity by the leaders of those States as a way of uniting against Western powers.
According to The Miami Herald, the channel has already begun running anti-Western programming suggesting US plots against Venezuela, and Syria.
Ahmadinejad reportedly suggested that the purpose of the channel was ideological warfare.