VRIC Monitor: April 2019

VRIC Monitor: April 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the Bolivari

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Hezbollah Crime-Terror Network Poses Big Concerns, Should Be Focus At Summit Of The Americas

Hezbollah Crime-Terror Network Poses Big Concerns, Should Be Focus At Summit Of The Americas

As world leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere gather in Lima, Peru for the Summit of the Americas VIII on April 13th – 14th they should agree to target Hezbollah and dismantle their crime-terror emp

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Now’s not the time to cut corners in screening refugees

Now’s not the time to cut corners in screening refugees

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is doubling down on its decision to bypass an important step in the determination process for landed asylum seekers in Canada. An exclusive story in the Sun papers revealed how th

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Joseph Humire: “Militantes de Hezbolá están en Perú desde 1985”

Joseph Humire: “Militantes de Hezbolá están en Perú desde 1985”

Grupos extremistas tienen fuerte presencia en Brasil y Venezuela, advierte director del Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS). El ciudadano libanés Muhamad Galeb Hamdar, presunto miembro de la organización terrorista

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Siria en Latinoamérica

Siria en Latinoamérica

Una amenaza muy seria a la seguridad democrática regional En medio del desastre causado por la falta de prevención ante la recurrencia del fenómeno de El Niño, una amenaza mayor se cierne sobre el Perú y toda la re

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‘Staggering number’ of jihadists in Europe

‘Staggering number’ of jihadists in Europe

There are a “staggering number” of jihadist terrorists in Europe. This comes from a new report by Europe’s border patrol agency, Frontex, which details just how out of control the migrant crisis has become. Frontex

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Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century

Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century

SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire was recently published for his chapter in the book Reconceptualizing Security in the Americas in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2014). Humire's chapter, Venezuela: Trends in Organ

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16 years later, ‘Paz Para Vieques’ still teaches powerful lesson

16 years later, ‘Paz Para Vieques’ still teaches powerful lesson

Sunday, April 19th marks the 16th anniversary of the training accident that sparked our Navy’s worst defeat since Pearl Harbor. Soaring over the eastern tip of Vieques Island, off Puerto Rico’s coast, a Marine Corps

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