Posts Tagged ‘Terrorism’

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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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Should Venezuela be listed as a State Sponsor of Terrorism?

For several years, SFS has actively researched the linkages between Venezuelan government officials and international terrorism. On June 4, 2014, our first policy report, Canada on Guard: Assessing the Immigration Security Threat of Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba, revealed a criminal-terrorist pipeline sending funds and drugs from Latin America to the Middle East and bringing back foreign fighters and potential Islamic terrorists. This report identified specific Venezuelan government officials who developed an illicit financial network functioning as a service provider for Islamic militants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. In particular, the report mentions at least 173 individuals from the aforementioned countries receiving either passports, visa’s, or national ID cards from the Venezuelan government.

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