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Apr 13, 2015 0 Comments

These ‘little alerts’ show Iran’s growing presence in Latin America Media Mentions

Last October, a 28-year-old Lebanese man named Muhamed Amadar was arrested in Lima, Peru. He was alone and hadn’t left his apartment for weeks. A search of his apartment found TNT and other chemicals used for making explosives.

The Peruvian National Police analyzed the chemicals and determined that they were similar to those by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

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Apr 11, 2015 0 Comments

PRESIDENT OF ECUADOR: ‘¡Heil Hitler!’ Media Mentions

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, tweeted ‘Heil Hitler’ on Thursday, in response to an opposition politician’s tweet about his regime.

The opposition politician, Guillermo Cochez, had tweeted out a video of Ecuador’s former president, Osvaldo Hurtado, speaking at a think tank event and calling Correa’s regime “fascist.”

Cochez, Ecuador’s former ambassador to the Organisation of American States, is known for walking out of a meeting of the body after calling Venezuela a “sick democracy” and a “classic dictatorship.”

 

People don’t really talk about Ecuador much in the United States, but this is a troubling reminder that we shouldn’t forget to look south. Correa’s government is part of ALBA, a block of countries created by late-Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. ALBA stands for Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, and they do NOT like the United States.

As for Ecuador specifically, there are two solid reasons why we should pay attention to what’s going on down there. First is the country’s increasingly spotty record on human rights.

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