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28th September 2017 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Clifford D. May

FDD president Clifford May joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the threat that Venezuela poses to the US.

27th September 2017 - The Washington Times

Latin America’s socialist-Islamist-narco-terrorist alliance

Clifford D. May

At the U.N. last week, President Trump had harsh words for the “socialist dictatorship” that has impoverished Venezuela. He railed against “Islamist extremism” and “radical Islamic terrorism,” the former a supremacist ideology, the latter a weapon being used to mass-murder...

15th September 2017 - Quoted by Julie Stahl - CBN News

Netanyahu: Israel Is ‘the Innovation Nation’

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Israeli hi-tech, Iran and Hezbollah topped the agenda of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic visit to Latin America.

13th September 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Trip to Latin America Provides Netanyahu with Opportunity to Address Hezbollah, Iran Threat

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to several Latin American countries this week could serve as a platform to promote regional cooperation against Iran’s involvement in global terrorism and Hezbollah’s activities in the region, Emanuele Ottolenghi and...

11th September 2017 - Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Latin America Visit Is ‘Crowning Moment’ of Netanyahu Foreign Policy, But Iranian Threat Still Looms

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Benjamin Netanyahu’s arrival in Latin America for the historic first visit by a sitting Israeli Prime Minister represents “a crowning moment for his foreign policy strategy,” a leading expert on the region said on Monday.

11th September 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Netanyahu should prod Israel’s Latin American friends to combat the lawlessness and corruption that enable Hezbollah and Iran to thrive in the Western Hemisphere.

25th August 2017 - Entrevista por Jorge Sosa - El Cronista

Preocupación por el terrorismo: “La posibilidad de un ataque en Latinoamérica existe”

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Emanuele Ottolenghi, experto en seguridad, cuestiona la ideología del islamismo radical y advirte: "El terrorismo es un instrumento que el enemigo utiliza". Cinco claves del nuevo escenario internacional.

21st August 2017 - Citado por James Aparicio - Metro Libre

Un 20% de los ingresos de Hezbolá vienen de operaciones ilícitas en la Triple Frontera

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Los recientes atentados terroristas en Barcelona, España y en Turku, Finlandia, se suman a decenas de ataques armados, con bombas o atropellos en Europa, Asia y también África

17th August 2017 - Telemetro Panama

Telemetro Panama

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Especialista en financiación de grupos terroristas Emanuele Ottolenghi habla sobre Hezbolá en América Latina.

11th June 2017 - The Hill

Hezbollah in Latin America is a threat the US cannot ignore

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The convergence of Iran-sponsored radical Islam with transnational organized crime in Latin America is a serious threat to the national security of the United States, especially in the tri-border area, or TBA, where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay converge.

23rd March 2017 - Foreign Policy

In Venezuela’s Toxic Brew, Failed Narco-State Meets Iran-Backed Terrorism

John Hannah, Emanuele Ottolenghi

As if the political and economic chaos wracking Venezuela wasn’t worrying enough, a couple of recent stories underscore the potential national security threat brewing there.

16th March 2017 - FDD Policy Brief

Ecuador, Iran, and Latin America’s Pink Tide

Michaela Frai

Ecuador will elect a new leader on April 2 to replace its left-wing, populist president Rafael Correa. Washington should pay close attention. Correa’s vice-president Lenin Moreno is a close second in the polls, but should he win, he will likely continue Correa’s economic populism and...

3rd February 2017 - The Christian Science Monitor

How to handle Hezbollah in Latin America

Emanuele Ottolenghi

In his inaugural address, President Trump pledged to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism “from the face of the earth.” A good place to start is Latin America.

18th January 2017 - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Honor Alberto Nisman’s sacrifice by continuing his probe of Iran

Toby Dershowitz

On Jan. 18, 2015, Argentine terrorism prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in what was almost certainly murder, not suicide. Whoever murdered him didn’t just want to kill him but rather his body of work. They wanted to bury the revelations he was about...

13th January 2017 - The Hill

Meet Venezuela’s new VP, fan of Iran and Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Facing a parliamentary vote to oust him and a call for new elections, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Jan. 4 replaced Vice President Aristóbulo Istúriz with regime loyalist Tareck El Aissami, the governor of Aragua State. El Aissami's appointment comes at a critical time for the...

6th January 2017 - Quoted by The Tower

Venezuela’s New VP is a Suspected Drug Smuggler with Ties to Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah

Emanuele Ottolenghi

The newly appointed vice president of Venezuela is suspected by American intelligence of drug smuggling as well as close ties to Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah, Business Insider reported Thursday.

23rd December 2016 - Foreign Policy

To Combat Illegal Immigration, Trump Should Target Latin America’s Hezbollah-Narco Nexus

Emanuele Ottolenghi, John Hannah

President-elect Donald Trump staked much of his successful campaign on stopping illegal immigration. Yet the flow of migrants is symptomatic of a much larger danger to U.S. security that is rapidly gathering on our southern doorstep.

28th November 2016 - The Hill

Sanctions against Hezbollah in Latin America too often limited

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Sanctions against terror financiers are believed to be among the most effective tools the U.S. government has in its economic warfare arsenal.

12th October 2016 - Quoted by JP Carroll - The Daily Caller

Miami Banks Held Hezbollah Money For Colombian Drug Lords

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Authorities arrested two men and named a third associated with Hezbollah wanted for cleaning up Colombian cocaine money in Miami banks.

23rd August 2016 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Expanding Terror Network in Latin America

Behnam Ben Taleblu

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.

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