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Al-Qaida Said to Recruit in Latin America

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posted on Aug, 22 2004 @ 08:43 AM
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Al-Qaida Said to Recruit in Latin America



MONTERREY, Mexico - Governments throughout Mexico and Central America are on alert as evidence grows that al-Qaida members are traveling in the region and looking for recruits to carry out attacks in Latin America the potential last frontier for international terrorism.

The territory could be a perfect staging ground for Osama bin Laden's militants, with homegrown rebel groups, drug and people smugglers, and corrupt governments. U.S. officials have long feared al-Qaida could launch an attack from south of the border, and they have been paying closer attention as the number of terror-related incidents has increased since last year.


The article goes onto say that Mexican and U.S. border officials are checking foreign passports and arresting any illegal migrants. This seems to conflict with other reports I've seen. And just from reading related threads here it seems that plenty of illegals are still getting across.

I found this statement interesting: "It has become nearly impossible for people from Muslim countries to get visas to come to Mexico since the Sept. 11 attacks."




 
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