Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

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SFS Panel and Reception for Cuba: Off the List?

On Wednesday, February 25, SFS hosted a policy roundtable regarding the U.S. State Department’s sixth month review to determine whether Cuba should remain on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. The list currently includes Iran, Syria, Sudan, and Cuba. In an effort to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States, Cuba requested removal from  the list citing that it hampers normalization efforts.  Our panelists included former Assistant Director of FBI’s Office of International Operations, Thomas Fuentes, Associate at Vision Americas and former U.S. State Department official, José Cardenas, SFS senior fellow Fernando Menéndez, with VOA’s Foro Interamericano host, Patricia Dalmasy, as the moderator…. (more…)

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SFS Executive Director Testifies In Congress on Iran’s Extending Influence in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C.– On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, SFS Executive Director Mr. Joseph M. Humire testified in Congress at the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Threats to the Homeland: Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere,” and released the findings of his years long investigation at a press conference earlier that morning at the National Press Club.
 
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), sponsor of the Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act, chaired the subcommittee hearing and remarked, “Iran’s willingness to conduct operations in the Western Hemisphere and on American soil is clear.”
 
The hearing was held in response to the June 26th release of the U.S. State Department’s declassified annex of a largely classified report on Iran’s influence in Latin America. The State Department’s conclusion contradicted Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s highly detailed 502-page report published in late May, which asserts Iran has systematically built a “clandestine intelligence network” throughout the region over the last thirty years “designed to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks.”… (more…)