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4th August 2017 - RealClearDefense

Iran’s Top Export to Latin America: Radical Islam

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, who openly calls for the “annihilation of Zionism” and has promoted friendly relations with the Taliban, arrived in São Paulo, Brazil and discussed how Muslims can fight “radical terrorism”.

24th July 2017 - Quoted by Pierre Pichoff - Plus55

Brazilian drug gang PCC is strengthening its links with Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Brazil’s largest drug gang, the PCC, is strengthening its links to Lebanese group Hezbollah. The two groups are working together to jointly strengthen their financial power through goods trafficking. The PCC reportedly smuggles drugs and arms to the Lebanese paramilitary group, plus...

19th May 2016 - CSIF Policy Brief

Service-Based Money Laundering: The Next Illicit Finance Frontier

John Cassara

Just a few months before the summer Olympic Games in Brazil, a far-reaching anti-corruption battle is threatening to bring down powerful Brazilian businesses and political elites, including the current and former presidents. The scandal might bring even down the government.

27th April 2016 - The National Interest

Hezbollah: Iran’s Henchmen in Brazil

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Across Latin America, Iran’s public face appears innocuous: mosques, cultural centers, schools, halal meat inspectors, religious literature, social work and even Boy Scout groups. Yet beneath the veneer of piety, outreach and interfaith dialogue, Tehran leverages connections with...

5th November 2013 - 104.1 FM The Truth - Tucson, AZ

The Jon Justice Show

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Revelations of Brazil spying on the U.S.

22nd June 2012 - The Rosett Report

Ahmadinejad in Rio

It is by now a scene so familiar it’s become routine. At your expense, dear taxpayers of the planet — and especially at the expense of all you colonialist, imperialist, capitalist taxpayers of the United States — the United Nations holds a huge gathering.

21st May 2010 - The Jewish Chronicle

New Nuclear Deal is An Iranian Triumph

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Brazil's President Ignazio Lula da Silva and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have emerged as big global players after delivering a compromise over Iran's nuclear fuel following intensive diplomatic talks in Tehran.

19th May 2010 - Forbes

Ignore Turkey and Brazil: Iran Sanctions Are A Go

Mark Dubowitz

Just as the momentum behind U.S. energy sanctions against Iran shifted into high gear, Turkey and Brazil this week tried to downshift with a much ballyhooed nuclear-fuel swap deal. Could Iran's energy sector be open for business soon? Not so fast: The

18th May 2006 - Scripps Howard News Service

The Brazilian Connection

Clifford D. May

When I arrived in this sprawling commercial capital a few days ago, to speak at an international conference on “liberal democracy,” the last thing I expected was to find myself in the middle of a wave of home-grown terrorism.

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