The NGO Counter-Extremism Project gave Asymmetrica a grant to assess the claims that Lebanese Hezbollah and other terrorist groups could be receiving significant funding from organized crime smuggling and money laundering in the Tri-Border Area, where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil touch.
Threat Finance in the Southern Cone
Asymmetrica produced the ‘Golden Hydra’ report (downloadable from our home page) which has been covered by over 70 media articles and outlets around the world, including Israeli television and the Wall Street Journal. The Golden Hydra was launched at an event at the US Congress on May 15th, 2018, with US Rep. Keith Rothfus presiding.
The report has garnered the attention of international authorities. Two United Nations entities are examining its implications for corruption, money laundering, organized crime and the financing of terrorism stemming from the Tri-Border Area.
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