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Colombia: ELN claims killing kidnapped Russian

Euronews/Reuters NORTHWESTERN JUNGLES, Colombia By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta – Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group said a Russian-Armenian citizen it held hostage for six months was killed in April while trying to escape, a startling admission that risks throwing current peace talks with the government into jeopardy. In a rare interview, a commander of the National Liberation Army, Colombia’s last active guerrilla group, said that ransoms from kidnappings were necessary to keep its fighters in the field and that peace would be impossible without state funding to feed and clothe the rebels. The ELN seized Arsen Voskanyan in November. The group claimed that he was collecting endangered, poisonous frogs in the jungles of the northwestern department of Choco and accused him of wanting to smuggle wildlife overseas. After his lengthy captivity, Voskanyan was shot when he grabbed a hand grenade in a bid to escape, according to the ELN commander. Read Article

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Bogota Colombia: Three Dead, in shopping center bomb explosion, tourist district

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK French expat one of the dead abc.net.au / Three people are dead after a powerful bomb blast rocked one of the busiest shopping centres in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. A powerful explosive device detonated in a women’s bathroom The shopping centre had tough security measures in place Authorities […]

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Latin America key center for Hezbollah’s global financial network (observations, opinion)

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has established a criminal and financial network across the region, and while the US has taken steps to disrupt these resources in the past, more needs to be done. csmonitor.com/Emanuele Ottolenghi February 3, 2017 —This piece was submitted in response to Christopher Sabatini’s article considering the Islamist threat in Latin America. […]

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Argentina: Lebanese Man Wanted for Terrorism Charges Detained

eltiempo.com.ec reported Argentina authorities detained a Lebanese man wanted for terrorism when trying to enter the country with false documents, reported in Wednesday night’s state news agency Telam. The man, whom the official news agency identified as Khalil Mohamed El Sayed, was arrested at the international airport Pistarini Minister, on the outskirts of the city […]

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Sunni Extremists entering U.S with help from alien smugglers in South America

ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK freebeacon.com/ Bill Gertz reported Sunni extremists are infiltrating the United States with the help of alien smugglers in South America and are crossing U.S. borders with ease, according to a U.S. South Command intelligence report. The Command’s J-2 intelligence directorate reported recently in internal channels that “special interest […]

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Mexico giving unvetted Africans pass to get to U.S. Border

breitbart.com reported hundreds of African asylum seekers have flooded Mexican border cities with the U.S. in an effort to get to California and Texas to obtain U.S. asylum — many of the unvetted migrants are from the terror hotbed of Somalia. Rather than having to hide along the way, the African migrants have been getting […]

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Terrorism: Bombings in Argentina

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK jewishvirtuallibrary.org reported in 1992 and 1994, two bombs devastated the Argentinian Jewish community and marked the arrival of Middle Eastern terrorism to South America. The Israeli Embassy in Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires was the site of the first explosion – a car bomb – on March 17, […]

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Iran Solidifying foothold in Latin America

freebeacon.com reported Iran is solidifying its foothold in Latin America, sparking concerns among U.S. officials that the Islamic Republic will enlist these regional allies in its push to launch terror attacks on U.S. soil, according to conversations with congressional sources. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has been on a diplomatic tour through key Latin American […]

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Ecuador: pro-Palestinian group denounces private security company

Telesurtv.net reported Quito’s pro-Palestinian activists denounced G4S, the country’s largest private security company, for its role in the Palestinian occupation. Pro-Palestine organizers and activists in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, converged Saturday on the nation’s second-largest bank, Banco del Pacifico, calling on it to end its contract with the British-based security company G4S. The action, organized by […]

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Expert’s view on Iran’s export revolution to Latin America

Sofey Saidi, PhD, on Tehran’s efforts to “export revolution” in Latin America Iran’s increasing involvement in South American and Central American countries has worried some observers who fear that the country may be “exporting” fundamentalist religion in these regions. The 1979 Iranian Revolution was, according to many analysts, the birth of modern Islamic fundamentalism, an […]

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Iran’s foreign policy in Latin America

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK aawsat.com/Caracas- Iran’s Foreign Ministry is currently in the process of preparing for Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s five-country tour in Latin America. The Iranian diplomat is scheduled to visit Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Chile in the upcoming period. Amid serious cautioning the peace of the Americas […]

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Detained ISIS operative confirms terrorist operating cells in Anapra Mexico

Freerepublic.com reported An ISIS operative arrested and criminally charged in Ohio this month has confirmed that the terrorist group has cells in Mexico, according to federal authorities. Judicial Watch has reported this for years, documenting it in a series of articles as part of an ongoing investigation on the connection between drug cartels, corruption and […]

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Report: ISIS operating in Mexcio

thegatewaypundit.com/ Jim Hoft reported: Earlier this year a top ranking Homeland Security official acknowledged that Mexican drug cartels were helping ISIS sneak across the southern border to scope out targets for terrorist attacks. ISIS operative Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir has reportedly been training militants near the US border near Ciudad Juarez for the past year. […]

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Brazil warned threat of terrorism high for Olympic Games

dailymail.co.uk reported massive security in Rio de Janiero with a week to go until the start of the Olympic Games Brazilian army and navy have been deployed over fears of terror attack with an alleged ISIS plot already broken up 88,000 military personnel and police are involved in security operation – double the level at […]

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Pakistan national arrested along U.S./Mexico border, held Ecuador passport

longroom.com/infowars.com reported customs and Border Protection agents arrested an illegal immigrant from Pakistan along the Texas border with Mexico, the agency recently revealed.On May 8, CBP picked up Javaid Muhammad who allegedly admitted to illegally crossing into the US, according to court records filed in McAllen, Texas. Muhammad had told the FBI he had never […]

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Intelligence detects Hezbollah activity in Latin America

aawsat.com reported Mexican intelligence, in cooperation with Canadian intelligence services, has recently revealed activities for the Lebanese Hezbollah under Iranian support being detected in Latin America, at Venezuela, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, in addition to the zone between the Paraguay, Argentine, and Brazil border triad. George Shea, expert in Middle Eastern affairs and […]

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Panama: Lebanese man suspected in money laundering for Hezbollah detained

aawsat.com reported – The search after suspects, affiliated to financial activities for the benefit of Hezbollah around the world, is ongoing; thus effecting US resolutions, which were issued lately by the Congress. The resolutions aim at targeting members and leading companies that facilitate Hezbollah’s activities globally. Most recently, and following the Congress resolution, a suspect […]

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Allegation of visas, passports being sold through Venezuelan Embassy in Iraq

Venezuela Sold Immigration Documents to Hezbollah Terrorists. Frances Martel reports, faustasblog.com A Venezuelan diplomat in hiding is accusing the socialist government of President Nicolás Maduro of selling visas, passports, and even falsified birth certificates out of its embassy in Baghdad to an estimated thousands of Middle Eastern citizens, including at least one confirmed Hezbollah terrorist. […]

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Argentina: Six Syrians arrested with fake Greek Passports

news.yahoo.com.Reuters reported…Authorities in Argentina arrested six Syrians who flew into the South American country on false Greek passports, a spokesman for the federal police told Reuters on Saturday, adding that the bogus travel documents were probably obtained in Turkey. The six, including one minor, were taken into custody at a downtown Buenos Aires hotel on […]

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Alleged Paris Terrorist Spent time in Ecuador, Colombia before arriving in France

eldiario.ec/ reported… At Sakhadi Seham, terrorist alleged that ravaged Paris, he spent six months in Ecuador before attack on Paris. One of the people being investigated for having participated in the string of bombings that hit Paris on November 13 left Bogota in July bound for the French capital and bribed immigration officials to leave […]

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ISIS reportedly operating in Mexico near U.S. border

inquisitr.com reported the Islamic State (ISIS) reportedly is operating in northern Mexico, just minutes from the U.S. border and a few miles from El Paso, Texas. If this latest report from Judicial Watch is accurate, ISIS is working alongside drug cartels and human traffickers to penetrate the U.S. homeland from a dangerous, gang-controlled staging area […]

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Six Prisoners in Guantanamo to be resettled in Uruguay

dw.de reported four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian have been sent from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay. The six men, detained as terror suspects in 2002, were never charged. The US government announced on Sunday that it was transferring four Syrians, one Palestinian and a Tunisian from its prison in […]

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Peru: Suspected attacks on Jewish, Israeli targets thwarted

israelnationalnews.com reported Hezbollah terrorist arrested with weapons and explosives right before launching attack on Israeli and Jewish targets. Over the past several days a Hezbollah terrorist attempted to murder Israelis in Peru only to have his plots foiled by local authorities, revealed Channel 2 on Thursday. The terrorist, a member of Hezbollah’s international arm, was […]

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Peru: Suspected Hezbollah member detained

voxxi.com reported Police in Peru have arrested Muhammad Amadar, a Lebanese citizen who lived in the Surquillo district of Lima. Ordinarily, this type of event would not raise an eyebrow in the international media, except that the charges against him are particularly dire. He is accused of manufacturing explosives and is a suspected member of […]

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First Group o Syrian refugees arrive in Uruguay

bbc.com reported a small number of Syrian refugees have arrived in Uruguay from Lebanon. Forty-two refugees, belonging to five families, were greeted on arrival by the Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica. They will spend two months in accommodation near the capital Montevideo. Read Article

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Is ISIS at the U.S.Border?

nytimes.com reported militants for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have traveled to Mexico and are just miles from the United States. They plan to cross over the porous border and will “imminently” launch car bomb attacks. And the threat is so real that federal law enforcement officers have been placed at a heightened […]

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U.S. Mexico Border: Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating U.S. per official

care2.com reported the Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating the U.S. through its southern border with Mexico, a U.S. official said. Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee today that the Sunni militants have been tracked discussing the idea on social-media sites such as […]

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Bomb Explodes in Viña del Mar Chile at a supermarket

telesurtv.net reported a homemade bomb exploded in a supermarket when a maid manipulated the trash. The incident occurred just two days in a terrorist attack that left 14 injured in Santiago. A new homemade device exploded Tuesday night in the Chilean city of Viña del Mar (west of Santiago) in a paper, leaving an injured […]

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Santiago Chile: Bomb Threat Found Painted on Bus

publimetro.cl reported they had not passed even 24 hours of the terrorist attack at Escuela Militarstation, when last night through social networks began to spread a reckless threat that appeared in the Transantiago bus. The Twitter user @korpian captured the phrase scratched with spray that said “the next bomb will be on a bus”, accompanied […]

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Santiago Chile: Terrorist Bomb Attack Confirmed on main metro subway station

elnuevodia.com reported in the most serious attack occurred in years in Chile, a bomb detonated Monday in a shop of one of the main stations of the metro of Santiago and caused ten wounded, two of them serious. Francisco Bravo, which investigated 29 bombings that took place this year in Santiago, told reporters that the […]

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U.S., Mexico Border: Islamic terrorist cells present in Ciudad Juarez

nationalreview.com reported Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack […]

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Former Colombian President believes Ecuador’s President good candidate in peace talks with ELN

lahora.com.ec reporte the former Colombian President and appointed Secretary-General of Unasur, Ernesto Samper, he said yesterday that the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, would be a “good partner” to seek peace between the Government of Juan Manuel Santos and the army of national liberation (ELN). Samper valued at Caracol Radio the participation of Ecuador in […]

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Marxist Rebels detonate explosive devices on outskirts of Bogota Colombia

Reuters.com reported Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels detonated four small explosive devices around the capital, Bogota, early Tuesday morning, causing no injuries but damaging a highway overpass and other structures, police told local media. Propaganda materials from the National Liberation Army (ELN), which regularly attacks oil facilities in Latin America’s fourth largest economy, were left at […]

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Historical Look at Terrorism in Latin America

Warontherocks.com reported… Terrorist violence in Latin America during this period was driven by the campaigns of a number of secular Marxist/Maoist organizations, most notably the Shining Path in Peru, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Violence dramatically subsided in the mid-1990s, after a […]

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How Hezbollah Financial Network works in Latin America

infobae.com reported the Lebanese terrorist group has a more active presence in the region. La Triple Frontera and Venezuela, major operations centers. The risks facing those who finance it. The operations of Hezbollah in Latin America are increasingly larger and more active. And to achieve that, the terrorist group took advantage of the massive presence […]

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Colombia: Bicentenario Oil Pipeline Attacked by Leftist Rebels

Rueters com reported Pumping of oil from one of Colombia’s ‎most important pipelines, the Bicentenario, was paralyzed after an attack by leftist rebels, its operator said on Saturday. The attack took place on Friday near the municipality of Fortul, in Arauca province, on the border with Venezuela. There were no injuries. pipeline, jointly run by […]

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Colombia: Bomb attack by leftist guerrillas shuts down key oil pipeline

reuters.com reported a bomb attack blamed on Colombia’s leftist guerrillas has shut down the key Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, a source at state-run oil company Ecopetrol which owns the pipeline, said on Thursday. The explosion took place on a stretch of the 780-km (485-mile) pipeline in Norte de Santander province which borders Venezuela, the source […]

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Four Florida Residents suspected of preparing attacks against Cuba

US diplomats confirmed on Saturday that Cuban officials have given them some information about four Florida residents who were arrested on suspicion of preparing attacks against military installations on the island. The US Interests Section in Havana issued a statement confirming the 8 May meeting with representatives of the Cuban ministry of foreign affairs. It […]

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Travel Alert Colombia

gov.uk reported that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the following parts of Colombia: all rural areas in Departments bordering Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador; the towns of Buenaventura in Valle de Cauca, Turbo in Antioquia, Tumaco in Nariño and Puerto Asis in Putumayo;all rural areas in the Departments […]

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Brazil: Human Rights Campaigners sound alarm about proposed anti-terrorism laws before World Cup

Theguardian.com reported that campaigners fear legislation being introduced for the tournament will be used to suppress anti-government protests. Human rights campaigners have sounded the alarm about proposed Brazilian anti-terrorism legislation that they fear will be used to crack down on legal protests during the World Cup. The government says that it needs the new law […]

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Maicao Colombia: Lebanese descendants tired of being blamed for laundering, funneling money to Hezbollah

Today, Hezbollah is the most powerful political movement in Lebanon — and its influence stretches all the way to Maicao. Each year, millions of dollars of drug money are laundered in Maicao, where some community members openly proclaim their support for Hezbollah. Recent U.S. Treasury Department actions have slowed the flow of cash to terrorist […]

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Mexico investigates possible rebel group wanting to take up arms against the government

presstv.ir reported that Mexico has decided to investigate the alleged formation of a rebel group calling for an armed revolt against the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto. The office of Mexico’s Attorney General said Monday that a probe is to be launched into the existence of the group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Armed […]

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Suriname: President’s son charged in U.S. for attempting to aid Hezbollah

mercopress.com reported that the son of Suriname’s president has been charged by the United States with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Dino Bouterse was allegedly paid millions of dollars to provide a base and weapons for Hezbollah fighters. The Shia militants were planning attacks on the US and the Netherlands, […]

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MEXICO – unidentified assailants attack power grid in Michoacan

france24.com reported that unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 towns without electricity in a suspected drug cartel attack. The interior ministry said in a statement that national power company equipment, six gas stations and a convenience store were targeted in 11 […]

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Peru: Sendero Rojo maintains 100 bases throughout VRAEM

EXPRESO.COM.PE reported……The Red Path terrorist group, which operates in the Vraem and its leader Victor Quispe Palomino (a) “Comrade Jose”, has spread in recent months to unimaginable limits, so it has become a force of regular features composed of a hundred bases “military” distributed throughout the Vraem, as narrated to EXPRESS hosts a deserter from […]

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Arrest made in Bomb Threat for Jetblue Plane in Puerto Rico

flyertalk.com reported tonight FBI Agents arrested a man accused of phoning in a bomb threat on to a Jetblue Plane at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Isla Verde, Carolina. According to FBI Spokesperson Moisés Quiñones, a middle aged man was detained in the San Juan metropolitan area. He remains under custody and will appear […]

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Venezuela – Syria Connection

rijock.com reported that….If you read any Latin American news, you know that Venezuela supports the Syrian Assad regime, and even delivered a tanker full of diesel to a Syrian port recently, helping to fuel the Syrian war machine. What you don’t know, however is that there is a substantial population of ethnic Syrians living in […]

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Al-Qaeda has representative office in Panama

rijock.blogspot.com reported that…..Readers who were disturbed by last week’s article on Hezbollah Latin America’s financial operations in Latin America, where I disclosed that the designated terrorist organization has an office in Panama City; they’re not the only ones. Al-Qaeda also has a “representative office” in the republic of Panama, where it avails itself of Panama’s […]

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Brazilian Companion of Glenn Greenwald Detained at London Airport

Globo reported on August 19, 2013 that Brazilian man David Miranda was arrested on anti-terrorist laws on Sunday (18) by Scotland Yard officers at the Hearthrow Airport in London after being interrogated by officials for 9 hours. Miranda was attempting to return back to Rio de Janeiro as he is the companion of Glenn Greenwald; […]

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New Iranian government to continue developing relationships in Latin America

Prensa Latina reported that relations with Latin America will be one the priorities of the next Iranian government, said the president-elect Hassan Rohani in a message to President Rafael Correa released today. Rohani expressed hope that during his tenure both countries expand bilateral ties in all areas, according to a version of the letter released […]

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Ecuador on list of countries not cooperating in fight against money laundering, terrorist financing

Ecuador remains in the list of countries not cooperating in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (Acción Financiera Internacional (GAFI). The Attorney said in a statement that it will continue in that status “at least until the next meeting, in June 2013, and which will be […]

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FARC launches grenade attack against police in Ituango

ituango-antioquia caracol.com.co reported that a National Police patrolman was seriously injured in a grenade attack allegedly committed by FARC guerrillas in the town of Ituango. The incident occurred in the urban area of ​​the northern population of the department where the alleged rebels threw the explosive device against members of a patrol officer who worked […]

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Possible Hezbollah business contacts in Merida, Mexico

laverdadyucatan.com reported……. While the brothers Chamas, Wt by Interpol as terrorists, Belize reach between 5 and 6 March, uncertainty about further scale in Merida has raised concerns in various fields, from politicians to the social within the business community with ancestry Syrian-Lebanese. The brothers Ahmad and Hasan Housein Housam Chamas, whose pictures were broadcast during […]

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Colombia: Alirio Comején Second in Command of FARC unit “Camilo Torres” killed in combat

These ‘Alirio Comején’, who was also chief financial officer of that front. Infantry Battalion of Selva N. 19 in the town of La Esperanza, Puerto Rico (southern Meta), held on Sunday fighting with that front. As a result died guerrilla, who joined the FARC in 1984 in Santa fe Caguan (Caquetá) and he played for […]

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Colombia: ELN claims Canadian engineer kidnapped still under their control

The ELN announced Monday in a statement that “Canada remains” in his possession, after the Friday release his five fellow prisoners, all mine workers Geo Explorer. The armed group did not specify the reasons why the engineer did not provide Jernoc Wobert, VP Exploration of the Company, but justified the kidnapping in their struggle against […]

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Cusco Peru: Shining Path may increase kidnappings after rainy season, Hunt Oil possible target

Attacks/Kidnappings my increase when Rainy season ends. Rainy season in highlands (sierra) begins September and peaks sometime between January and March, May to–August period is marked by very dry conditions with cold nights and mornings. larepublica.pe reported that intelligence sources consulted by The Republic mainly from the Joint Command of the Armed Forces confirmed that […]

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FARC car bomb leaves two dead Cauca Colombia

elespectador.com reported that two people killed is the balance that leaves a FARC terrorist attack in rural area of Caloto, Cauca Department. Units Apollo Task Force reported finding a car bomb that under the Sixth guerrillas FARC front left at the entrance of the township El Palo. According to authorities, the rebels sought to detonate […]

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Method used by Hezbollah to travel from Mexico to the U.S., connection Belize

SOURCE: http://yucatan.com.mx 1. In 2012 Labboun Rafic Mohammed (Muslim cleric) with alleged links to Hezbollah was arrested in Merida Mexico. He was also a fugitive from U.S. justice. 2. He arrived in Yucatan and apparently used a network of Lebanese government officials. These officials colluded with parties in Belize who provided a fake passport from […]

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If Chavez dies, Iran’s influence in Latin America may decline

dialogo-americas.com reported under President Hugo Chávez, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has aligned itself politically with the Islamic Republic of Iran, among the world’s most conservative Muslim nations. Chávez, 58, has also spearheaded Iran’s growing friendship with allies Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador and Nicaragua. Yet with the cancer-stricken president in a hospital in Havana, it’s unclear […]

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Journalist from Paraná, Brazil, Leaves Country after Threats

On January 6, 2013, Diário Catarinense reported that a journalist from Curitiba, Paraná, fled the country after suffering threats from unknown sources.  The threats were received after Mauri König published an article in Curitiba’s Gazeta do Povo criticizing the use of public vehicles by local police commissioners.  Earlier this year he created a series of […]

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Chile: Violence increases due to Mapuche conflict, anti-terrorism law enacted

A new and violent arson attack perpetrated yesterday in La Araucanía Chile ended with the death of a well-known local businessman and his wife, prompting the immediate reaction of President Sebastián Piñera to enact anti-terrorism law and order dreaded an unprecedented police enforcement in the area. The incident occurred at dawn on the farm Lumahue […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Bag left unattended at LAN counter, security slow to respond

Information filed by “Montubio” On December 21, 2012, a passenger arrived at the LAN counter at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport. This incident was at about 3:30 am. The bag set unattended for at least a half hour before a member of security personel approached the bag and luckily the owner finally walked up […]

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Increasing Importance of the Southwest Border to Terrorist Organizations

Source: A MAJORITY REPORT BY THE UNITED STATES HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, INVESTIGATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL T. McCAUL, CHAIRMAN ONE HUNDRED TWELFTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION NOVEMBER 2012 A LINE IN THE SAND: COUNTERING CRIME, VIOLENCE AND TERROR AT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF THE SOUTHWEST BORDER TO TERRORIST […]

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The Ecuadorian Army: Neglecting a Porous Border While Policing the Interior

Maiah Jaskoski – Author ABSTRACT This article challenges two prominent explanations for military behavior: militaries, like other bureaucracies, will seek to maximize their budgets; and in the interest of maintaining professionalism, militaries will perform sovereignty missions—external defense and counterinsurgency—more intensively than policing functions. Running counter to these expectations, since 2000, Ecuador’s army has neglected its […]

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Latin America: Terrorism Issues

U.S. attention to terrorism in Latin America intensified in the aftermath of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, with an increase in bilateral and regional cooperation. In its 2010 Country Reports on Terrorism (issued in August 2011), the State Department maintained that terrorism in the region was primarily perpetrated by terrorist […]

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Colombia: Cache of weapons, munitions located in Los Bagres

It was discovered a cache that had several grenades and rifle ammunition. In the township of Los Bagres, found a cache with 3 grenades Im-26 and 85 cartridges 5.56. Explosives and ammunition were found thanks to information provided by a citizen. The ammunition apparently criminal gangs, was left to the Prosecutor 10 local San Alberto. […]

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FARC earns between 2.4 and 3.5 billion dollars per year, estimated 8,000 troops

Colombian Defence minister Juan Carlos Pinzón said that the guerrilla group FARC make anywhere from 2.4 to 3.5 billion dollars per year from the drug trade and estimated they have an army of 8.147 members, according to mercopress.com. “Of the 350 tons of cocaine produced in Colombia, 200 are linked to FARC”, said Pinzón during […]

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Peru: military denies confrontation at gas line with terrorists

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFFAA) yesterday denied categorically that there has been a confrontation between the armed forces and a group of terrorists. According to information spread by media recently, these criminals allegedly tried to blow up a gas valve in the Camisea consortium Alto Laguna sector in Echarate district, province of […]

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Cusco Peru, three arrested with explosives, suspected terrorist plans

Police yesterday seized 1,400 sticks of dynamite, 150 blasting caps electric starter, 300 meters of fuse slow consumption and more than 100 kilograms of ANFO, after arresting three suspected terrorists moved to the dangerous material Kiteni town in the Convention , Cusco, sendedista controlled area ‘Gabriel’. Detainees are Luis Quispe Huaman (24), Roberto Paredes Chevarría […]

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Peru: Girl shot in back, killed in clash between authorities and terrorists

Elcomercio.pe reported that a necropsy of law practiced today on the body of the girl who died last Saturday during a clash between army personnel and the police with terrorists remaining in Junin, showed that the fatal bullet entered the back of the child. Canal N reported this afternoon in Huancayo was a brief conference […]

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Mexico: three alleged members of Hezbollah arrested in Merida, one with U.S. citizenship

aurora-israel.co.il reported that three alleged members of the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah were arrested in the city of Merida, Mexico. One of them, Mohammad Rafiq Labboun Allaboun with U.S. citizenship immediately extradited to Houston, Texas, according to local media reported. Labboun Allaboun, 44, was carrying a false passport under the name Belizean Dick Wilhelm. […]

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Peru: Shining Path, attempt to form extremist party

The Economist – TWENTY years ago this month, police arrested Abimael Guzmán, the founder of the Shining Path, and Elena Iparraguirre, his partner. With that, the group’s violent insurgency soon came to an end. A truth commission reckoned that the Maoist guerrilla group, which engaged in terror, was responsible for a majority of the 70,000 […]

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Paraguay: Paraguayan People’s Army using brutal method of murder using mining explosives

Corn Eusebia’s murder in Azote’y, with a bomb gelamón base, you blew my mind, implies a shift in the methods of the armed group practices related to terrorism. The horror caused by the assassination marks a substantial variation in violent action methods hitherto employed by the armed group, from the most popular methods of implementing […]

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Guatemala: suspected there are 800,000 weapons on the black market

Prendsalibre.com has reported that Guatemala is a country not at war or a weapons manufacturer, but the civilian population is holding more than 460,000 units in a legal and ammunition imported (legally) between 2009 and 2011 would be enough to give each person two bullets including children. Added to this are pistols, revolvers, rifles and […]

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187,000 residents Tumaco Colombia still without power for two weeks after act of sabotage

Residents of Tumaco (Colombia), moved to the center of the country and San Lorenzo, on the border with Ecuador, to buy power plants to overcome the shortage of supporting this service for two weeks. Read Article

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Guerrilla attack of electrical towers in Arauca, Colombia, three municipalities without electricity

Guerrilla attack affected Arauca, Arauquita, Cravo Norte and complex part of the Caño Limón. About 6:17 pm today the seven municipalities of Arauca suffered interruption in electrical service. A guerrilla attack on a tower located in The Acacias, lots of Finca La Cabaña, 5 minutes from La Pesquera, on the road that leads to the […]

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Arauca, Colombia: FARC leaves 315,000 Colombians in the dark

At least six municipalities of Arauca were without electricity for a guerrilla attack. They join the residents of Tumaco, with no power for 11 days. The attack, attributed by the Army to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia , initially affected populations Arauca, the departmental capital, Saravena, Fortul, Tame, Puerto Rondon and Arauquita. However, hours […]

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Playas de Tijuana Mexico: Suspected Russian terrorist with plans to blow up San Diego Court detained

In Playas de Tijuana was detained a Russian citizen who had threatened to blow up the premises of the Court of San Diego, as well as judges and officers kill Americans. According to the Ministry of Public Security of the State (SSPE), agents of the State Preventive Police (PEP) arrested in this Chipunov Georgiy border, […]

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Peru: 5 soldiers killed in narco terrorist attack

noticias.terra.com.pe reported the Joint Command of the Armed Forces confirmed through a statement that five soldiers died during an attack on narco Satipo, Junin. The attack was against Mazángaro Base, located in the district of Pangoa, Satipo province, Junin. Read Article

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Brazil, United States discussing elimination of travel visas between the two countries

Brazil and the United States announced that it will create a working group to study the possibility of eliminating visas for travel between the two countries, following a meeting between Brazilian Foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security. Read Article

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State of Emergency continues in six departments of Peru due to presence of Shining Path

The letter dictated by the executive of Peru noted that as of July 9 will be extended for 60 days a state of emergency due to the presence of the paramilitary group the Shining Path and people involved in drug trafficking. The Executive Branch of Peru, the extension of the state of emergency for 60 […]

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Ecuador: military uniforms ammunition seized, destined for rebel groups in Colombia

Uniforms and ammunition that apparently were destined for Colombia’s rebel groups were seized by the Special Operations Group (GOE) of the National Police, in a house located in the northern city of Tulcan. The operation was performed Thursday afternoon on the streets and Uruguay Basin. The head of the GOE in Carchi, Lieutenant Henry Acosta […]

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U.S. issues money-laundering sanctions in Venezuela and Colombia; links to Hezbollah

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against five individuals for laundering money in Venezuela and Colombia on behalf of a Lebanese drug-trafficking organization. One of the suspects is believed to be raising money for Hezbollah, an Islamic terrorist group. Ali Mohamed Saleh, who has dual Colombian-Lebanese citizenship, is accused of coordinating Hezbollah’s activities in […]

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Peru: sources, new terrorist activity in VRAE

INFOREGIÓN reported tha reliable sources indicated that on Saturday June 23, averaging at 6 pm, a group of about 80 terrorists were moved from the community of Limatambo Kimbiri border area and Vilcabamba, towards the town of San Antonio, in the district of Anco. This armed group was headed by Victor Quispe Palomino (a) “Comrade […]

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Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay: Anti-terrorism agents investigate Arabs in tri-border area

Officials are investigating a group of suspicious Arabs in the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, ABC Color reports. Investigations began last year, when security agents began to suspect the Arabs of piracy, drug trafficking, and weapons trafficking. The proceeds of their activity were then transferred to banks in the Middle East. Argentine intelligence […]

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Officials surprised after 600 sticks of dynamite found on charter bus in Peru

Luz Espinoza, head of ticket sales, was unable to explain how 600 sticks of dynamite found their way onto an Arequipa charter bus headed toward Chala. According to the RPP Nacional, the dynamite was accompanied by other types of explosive materials. This discovery has resulted in the adoption of new security measures, including increased supervision […]

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Neo_Nazis in Minnesota planned attack on Mexican Consulate

FBI: Neo-Nazis Planned to Attack Mexican Consulate Two members of a new white supremacist group in Minnesota discussed killing former associates in the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM) and using homemade napalm in a truck bomb attack on the Mexican consulate in St. Paul, newly released court documents say. Read Article

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Bus explosion in banking area of Bogota Colombia, 5 dead 21 wounded

Authorities confirmed that due to the explosion at 11 am in the banking sector in the Colombian capital, 5 people were killed, including 2 former Minister Fernando Londono bodyguards and 21 wounded. So far the investigations being carried out against this fact, according to General Luis Eduardo Martinez, commander of the Metropolitan Police of Bogota, […]

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Explosive attack Itaú Bank branch in Concepción, Chile

Explosive attack Itaú Bank branch in Concepcion We are at war, no claim nor ask, just attack. How much more could complain without taking our own hands, with only items that are undelivered obligations and rights from our own bowels force to develop us freely and take life in our hands? Unx is defined by […]

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Sabatoge of power lines Dominican Republic serious security issue

The CEO of the State-owned electric utility (CDEEE) on Sunday demanded more severe penalties against those charged with sabotage against the national power grid, in actions he describes as terrorism of the country’s security. Celso Marranzini regrets that most power line sabotage cases are still pending in court, while only fines imposed on a few […]

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Helicopter shot down in Peru terrorist attack belongs to DEA not Peruvian National Police

KITENI – Cusco. – The helicopter shot down in the area of Lagunas, High sector Postakiato Echarate in the district of the province’s Convention, which killed the captain of the PNP Paucar Nancy Flores is not the National Police, but the DEA. The treacherous terrorist attack occurred Thursday afternoon, when the aircraft supporting search operations […]

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Ecuador-Colombia border: Ecuadorian troops repel rebel attack

Ecuador-Colombia border: Ecuadorian troops repel rebel attack Military Quito/Andes.- Ecuadorians were ambushed late on Monday in the province of Sucumbios (border with Colombia), presumably by Colombian irregular groups, said a military statement released by the Ministry of Defence. According to the ministry of state, soldiers from the “General Farfan” were attacked both the Ecuadorian and […]

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Peru: Mayor of Cusco province of La Convención states no kidnapped victims released

The mayor of Cusco province of La Convención, Fedya Castro Melgarejo, RPP Noticias reiterated that no worker kidnapped by terrorists of the Shining Path was released, so police continued the search efforts. Read Article

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State of Emergency Convención, department of Cusco after kidnapping of Skansa employees

The Executive decided to declare a state of emergency for sixty calendar days from April 11 Echarate district, province of La Convención, department of Cusco. The move came after the kidnapping of 40 workers of the company Skansa by terrorists on Monday in the area of ​​Cusco. According to the decree, the terrorists have shown […]

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Colombia requests drones from U.S. to battle FARC

U.S. General. States. says that analyze the application, which includes helicopters. A fleet of helicopters and spy planes and unmanned, better known as ‘drones’, asked Colombia to the United States , as part of the new phase of cooperation between both countries ( from the pump to ‘drone’ / analysis ). These aircraft would be […]

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Suspected Shining Path rebels abduct Peruvian employees of Swedish company

Shining Path is the author of kidnapping Peter Yaranga terorrismo specialist and drug trafficking issues, stated that the terrorist group carried out a series of requirements in order to free the victims. After the kidnapping of 30 employees of a contractor of the Camisea consortium in the town of Kepashiato, Cusco province of La Convención […]

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INCREASED SECURITY FOR SUMMIT IN CARTAGENA

Colombia has begun to receive the participants at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, which begins officially on Tuesday in the Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias in the middle of quite a few expectations. And although the official agenda prepared by the Colombian government focuses on issues of physical integration, access and use of […]

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Can Brazil Stop Iran? – Opinion

BRAZIL, the saying used to go, is the land of the future — and always will be. But when Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, visits the White House next week, she will come as the leader of a country whose future has arrived. With huge new offshore oil discoveries and foreign investment flooding in, Brazil’s economy, […]

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Paraguay: Social Security Institute receives bomb threat

The 12th precinct of Holy Trinity neighborhood Task Forces led to the Special Police for the bomb threat received on the afternoon of Friday April 6, 2012. Task Forces are on the site by testing, confirmed the police officers. The notice was received through the 911 emergency system, but the caller to make the complaint […]

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Police from 27 countries working at Summit of the Americas

See previous news of Colombia See following news of Colombia Home / Colombia Police from 27 countries will assist in security for the Summit of the Americas Troops of the United States, Latin America and Europe will ensure the safety of the 33 presidents. By: Elpais.com.co | Colprensa Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 2:35 pm […]

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