“La Amenaza Iraní” (The Iranian Threat), Documentales Univision’s latest production, will premiere on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Debuting at 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central) on the Univision Network, “La Amenaza Iraní” looks at Iran’s growing political, economic and military ties in Latin America, and the threat this offensive poses to the Latin American region and the United States. The documentary, which was produced in collaboration with Univision News’ Investigative unit, reveals exclusive findings, including secret video and audio recordings that provide a rare window into an alleged Iranian-backed cyber attack against the United States from Mexico. “La Amenaza Iraní” also features unseen video footage taken by extremists linked to Iran and an interview with an undercover journalist who infiltrated clandestine military training camps in Venezuela.
“The goal of our documentary productions is to explore and expand in depth on the stories behind pressing global matters,” said Juan Rendon, director of Documentales Univision. “‘La Amenaza Iraní’ showcases the inner workings of terrorist networks and depicts the threat posed to the United States as well as Latin America.”
In making “La Amenaza Iraní,” a team of journalists spent months tracking the silent but steady expansion of Iranian interests in the hemisphere – including money laundering and drug trafficking activities by terrorist groups supported by Iran. Univision Investiga reporter Vytenis Didziulis, who visited several countries throughout Latin America, obtained unpublished video of a failed bomb attack against New York’s JFK airport. In Mexico, producer Jorge Mota uncovered covert recordings of the alleged Iranian plan to cripple the computer systems of the White House, the FBI, the CIA and several nuclear power plants.
“Univision Investiga, the investigative team behind ‘La Amenaza Iraní,’ went through great lengths to uncover critical evidence of terrorist networks that threaten global security,” said Gerardo Reyes, director of Univision News’ Investigative unit. “The work of this team reflects Univision’s commitment to offer its audience thoroughly researched products that go beyond daily news.”
During the past seven months, Univision’s investigative unit reviewed dozens of hours of secret recordings, conducted extensive interviews with people who participated in the meetings, including a former Iranian ambassador, and examined documents ranging from hand-written notes to internal federal reports.
Narrated by award-winning Univision News co-anchor Maria Elena Salinas, “La Amenaza Iraní” will broadcast with English and Spanish subtitles via closed captions.
For the latest international news as well as recaps, video and photos from “La Amenaza Iraní,” please visit UnivisionNoticias.com online or on your mobile phone. Following the premiere, the online site will also feature clips from the exclusive interviews. Moreover, users can connect with Documentales Univision on Twitter via @UniDocumentales and on Facebook.com/UniDocumentales.