Experts: Iran, Hezbollah Have ‘Radicalized Thousands of Latin Americans’

U.S. military and civilian officials have long warned against the threat to the United States homeland posed by the growing operational presence of Iran and Hezbollah in Latin America, noting that the Shiite terrorist group generates millions of dollars in the region from trafficking illegal drugs and money laundering that it uses to fund its operations overseas. Last week, former CIA Director Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of State (DOS), warned during his Senate confirmation hearing that Hezbollah "threatens" Americans in the U.S. homeland.