A terror plot against Jewish targets was thwarted when the Mossad intelligence service passed information to Argentine security officials which led to the arrest of suspected members of the Hezbollah terrorist group, Hadashot TV reported Monday.
Brazilian police on Friday arrested a Lebanese citizen on suspicions of raising funds for Lebanon-based Shiite military group Hezbollah, which the United States considers a terrorist group.
Argentina's Supreme Court of Justice issued on Thursday an international arrest warrant against Hussein Mohamad Ibrahim Suleiman, who is being investigated for his involvement in the 1992 attack against the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires, which killed 29 people and injured more than 200.
Paraguay, north Argentina and Brazil are in dengue alert following the confirmation of over 200.000 cases of the mosquito transmitted viral disease so far this year. The situation is considered worst that in previous years because besides a deep rise in the confirmed cases, the circulation of the four sero-types (strains) of dengue (1, 2, 3 and 4) has been detected, which means the disease keeps expanding.
The US Department of State released it’s 2010 Country Reports on Terrorism, in which it praised Argentina for “cooperating well” with the US in analyzing possible terrorist threat information,” although it warned about the country’s “virtually no progress toward addressing anti-money laundering and counterterrorist finance activities.
Islamic extremist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hezbollah and Hamas are illegally operating in the Triple Frontier area shared by Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where they allegedly gather large amounts of money, recruit new militants and plan additional attacks, Brazilian magazine Veja denounced.