Latest Articles about Latin America

The Hunt for Shukrijumah

The confirmation by U.S. officials on October 5 that Adnan El-Shukrijumah, a high-ranking al-Qaeda leader, had attempted to obtain radioactive material for the production and smuggling of a ‘dirty bomb' into the United States, focused media attention on the ongoing pursuit of this al-Qaeda leader... MORE

Al-Qaeda’s Unlikely Allies in Central America

Recently there have been reported sightings of al-Qaeda operatives in Honduras. According to some observers, their alleged presence in that country conforms to their desire to secure land routes to the United States, through collaboration with Central American gangs. This report, compiled with the assistance... MORE

The U.S. Agricultural System: A Target for al-Qaeda?

Last December, the departing Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tommy Thompson, used his farewell address to highlight the vulnerability of the U.S. agricultural sector to a biological terrorist strike, remarking: "For the life of me, I cannot understand why the terrorists have not [targeted]... MORE

How And Why: The 9-11 Attacks On America

As America looks back on the devastating terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the biggest unanswered question is "why?" In the immediate aftermath of the violence Al-Qaida never addressed the issue directly, but a partial answer has emerged from the ruins of Kabul. On 11... MORE