Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

November 16 2017 image description
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The Western Hemisphere Security Forum

The Western Hemisphere Security Forum, a seminal event in national security challenges, was held in Washington D.C. on November 16, 2017. The public event brought together members of Congress and their staff, the national security community, scholars and security practitioners, along with a group of Latin American thought leaders concerned about growing threats by extra-regional actors to the security of the hemisphere. The event, organized by the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School, established a venue for advocates of the free society to dialogue, share perspectives, and make policy recommendations.

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Latin American Terror Trials

In the past couple of years, the threat of Islamist terror has grown throughout the Western Hemisphere, with operatives from Hezbollah, the Islamic State and other global terror organizations expanding their reach beyond their theaters of operations. The radical Islamist movement has various faces and dimensions, but the planning, organizing, financing, and execution of acts of terror have drawn increasing attention in Latin America, despite the region’s lack of effective legislation and infrastructure to combat it.

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