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Aug 16, 2016 0 Comments

Sofey Saidi, PhD, on Tehran’s efforts to “export revolution” in Latin America Media Mentions

Iran’s increasing involvement in South American and Central American countries has worried some observers who fear that the country may be “exporting” fundamentalist religion in these regions. 

The 1979 Iranian Revolution was, according to many analysts, the birth of modern Islamic fundamentalism, an ideology (or series of interrelated ideologies) which has generated one of the most profound ideological crises of the 21st century so far.

The fact that many ISIL recruits are not from Muslim families and come from a wide variety of backgrounds suggests that radicalization transgresses religious barriers and may be driven by such forces as social ostracization, poverty, and issues of identity. The political instability, social issues, and economic woes of many Latin American countries today, therefore, present a worrying open door through which religious fundamentalism may enter.

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Aug 14, 2016 0 Comments

El yihadismo franquicia su terror en Occidente Media Mentions

Aunque las fuerzas de seguridad no han logrado establecer una conexión certera entre el yihadismo y los autores de los más recientes atentados terroristas ocurridos en Europa y Estados Unidos, expertos aseguran que esos hechos se inscriben dentro de la estrategia global del autoproclamado Estado Islámico (EIIL o ISIS) para llevar su terror a Occidente.

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Aug 5, 2016 0 Comments

A day after DEA indicts a Venezuelan general, President Maduro appoints him to cabinet Media Mentions

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department announced the indictment of two high-ranking members of Venezuela’s military, Maj. Gen. Néstor Reverol and his deputy Edylberto Jose Molina, both of whom were at one point at the helm of the country’s Anti-Drug National Office.

According to the DEA, they received payments from drug traffickers in exchange for assisting them in moving cocaine that ultimately was distributed in the United States.

On Tuesday, President Nicolas Maduro appointed one of them to his cabinet.

Maj. Gen. Néstor Reverol is Venezuela’s brand new Interior minister, a move that many see as a direct dare to Washington.

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