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Latin America Takes Action to Control Hezbollah’s Activities - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Buenos Aries- 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 lecturer at the Buenos Aires University, explained that Hezbollah, under Iranian sponsorship, now plans on further expansion following the Russian interference in Syria, in addition to the military Iranian presence that has reduced the need of Hezbollah ground troops in Syria.

Authorities in Mexico had already arrested a Lebanese Hezbollah affiliate, on borders with the US, who was caught with fake identification papers and drugs. However, official authorities have yet not disclosed his name for further investigation on Hezbollah’s activities there.

The Lebanese detainee has confessed to being associated with the Iranian Army of the Guardians and that he was on a mission to collect data on foes of the Iranian government.

Moreover, intelligence services in Mexico and Canadian Security Intelligence Service revealed that groups affiliated with Hezbollah have begun taking ground action, such as groups of the “Abbas al-Musawi unit” and the “Imad Mughniyah unit”. Media pointed out that, during interrogations, the Lebanese detainee had confessed that the two groups’ mission is to scout out any threats on Iran in a score of countries across the world and prepare for striking them.

In view of the aforementioned, Argentinian media already published details on the size of Arabian presence in the zone between the Paraguay, Argentine, and Brazil border triad, that later on amounted to an approximated 50 thousand Arabs, half of which are Shiite, and move freely within the area which is considered notorious for trade.