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Security Sensationalism: Hezbollah in Latin America

April 13, 2012

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In November of last year, the Republican presidential candidates were asked to speak about a national security issue that had not been receiving enough attention.  In response, three of the candidates reported that radical Islamist groups, namely Hamas and Hezbollah, were operating in Latin America across the Mexican border, presenting an “imminent threat to the […]

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Addressing Drug War Migration Patterns

March 20, 2012

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When thinking security threats in Latin America, one has to think about the bloody war on drugs raging in Mexico. Although Mexico is currently the battle arena of the war on drugs, Colombia previously held that position.  At the time, the United States and Colombia worked together militarily to combat this threat.  Their efforts resulted […]

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No Attractive Alternative in Mexico

March 23, 2011

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A trend has emerged lately among political pundits and international interest-takers, of discussing drug-related violence in Mexico as if it were a threat to national security that the U.S. government has neglected for too long. There is a call for more proactive policy.
The United States has options, but few of them are attractive.

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