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Mar 28, 2018 0 Comments

U.S. Carries Out Drone Strikes Against al-Qaeda Narco-Terrorists in Libya Media Appearances, Media Mentions

Edwin Mora discusses US drone strikes against al-Qaeda in Libya in his Breitbart column and the US mission to “degrade, disrupt, and destroy terrorist organizations and bring stability to the region.” This is made more complicated as the threat is ever-changing. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is known to have worked with Latin America drug cartels. Joseph Humire’s testimony before the House Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee exemplifies this as he states, “the convergence of criminals, drug traffickers, terrorists, insurgents, and organized crime has increased and evolved over time.”

Read the full article on Breitbart, here.

Also, take a look at the full Committee hearing regarding terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crime, here.

Mar 27, 2018 0 Comments

Venezuela: Hezbollah Headquarters in Latin America? Media Appearances, Media Mentions

In response to our Capitol Hill event entitled, “The Crime-Terror Convergence: Countering Hezbollah’s Growing Empire in Latin America,” El Cooperante writes an article detailing Hezbollah’s presence in Latin America.

Joseph Humire is quoted stating Venezuela is certainly the country in the region where terrorist groups can operate with ease. This is due to the permissive atmosphere in the country.

Read the full article (in Spanish), here.

Como respuesta a nuestro evento en Capitol Hill llamado, “The Crime-Terror Convergence: Countering Hezbollah’s Growing Empire in Latin America,” El Cooperante escribe un artículo sobre la presencia de Hezbollah en Venezuela.

Durante el evento, Joseph Humire, director ejecutivo de SFS, “se afirmó que Venezuela es el país donde supuestamente más operan estos grupos terroristas con apoyo del Ejecutivo Nacional. Humire detalló que en la investigación se evidenció cómo países de América Latina son utilizados por los grupos terroristas para realizar los crímenes relacionados con el contrabando. Estos grupos extremistas utilizan los países de esta región como centro de operaciones para conseguir financiamiento y lograr los entrenamientos, denunció.”

Lee el artículo completo, aquí.


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Mar 26, 2018 0 Comments

Venezuelan Vice President ‘One of Hezbollah’s Great Bagmen’ Media Appearances, Media Mentions

Edwin Mora’s latest from his column in Breitbart, titled “Venezuelan Vice President ‘One of Hezbollah’s Great Bagmen’,” details Hezbollah’s presence in the Western Hemisphere.

Mora’s article alludes to our recent Capitol Hill policy event, “The Crime-Terror Convergence: Countering Hezbollah’s Growing Empire in Latin America,” where several experts spoke on the expanding connections Hezbollah has been able to make due to the “permissive environment” in Venezuela.

Humire adds that Venezuela has “become a [Hezbollah] safe haven. It’s become a sanctuary. It’s become a support network. Hezbollah has relied on Venezuela for very much to increase their presence throughout the Western Hemisphere.”

To find more about Hezbollah in Latin American, click the link to read the full article, here.