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A Lebanese Shiite woman, holding a picture of Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, walks in front of a poster showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and a slogan that reads: "Gracias Chavez" 21 September 2006 at the southern suburb of Beirut. Chavez stunned the UN General Assembly with a …

Expert: Venezuela Aiding ‘Clandestine Jihadist Network’ Tied to Hezbollah

WASHINGTON, DC — Socialist Venezuela is quietly fueling the proliferation of an expanding “clandestine jihadist network,” consisting of tens of thousands of Hezbollah affiliated Syrians, Lebanese, and Iraqis, allowing them to establish a stronghold in the South American region from where they can potentially infiltrate the U.S., warns an expert.

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Russia Debuts Permanent Military Base in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that it is planning to upgrade its naval base in the Syrian port city of Tartus into a permanent facility, a move that comes as the Kremlin has expressed interest in erecting military bases in Latin America and Egypt, as well as reopening Soviet-era facilities in Vietnam and Cuba.

A Lebanese Shiite woman, holding a picture of Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah, walks in front of a poster showing Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and a slogan that reads: "Gracias Chavez" 21 September 2006 at the southern suburb of Beirut. Chavez stunned the UN General Assembly with a …

Expert: Latin American Cartels Paying ‘Hezbollah Tax’ to Move Drugs into Europe

Latin American transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), including Mexican drug cartels, are paying Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah a “tax” to move people, narcotics, weapons and other contraband in and out out of the Western Hemisphere, an expert on Iranian influence in the region tells Breitbart News.

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State Dept.: Hezbollah, Islamic State Maintain Presence in Latin America

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has determined that Venezuela, which has refused to cooperate with the United States’ antiterrorism efforts in the region for nearly a decade, remains a “permissive environment” that promotes ideological and financial support for terrorist organizations, namely Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah.

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Iran Rising: Tehran Using Hezbollah in Latin American ‘Cultural Centers’ To Infiltrate West

The rapidly growing number of Shiite cultural centers in Latin America have provided the Islamic Republic of Iran with a means to expand its covert recruitment operations throughout the western hemisphere, leading military officials and experts to provide Breitbart News with statements that directly contradict the Obama administration’s narrative that Iran’s influence in the region is “waning.”