Douglas Farah

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:58
Interviews with gang leaders in Honduras and El Salvador make clear that the MS13 street gang is transforming into a more sophisticated criminal organization -- one that is turning away from extortion and towards transnational drug trafficking as a way to bring in funds.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:21
The Subcommittee asked me to address several specific issues relating to Iran’s expanding influence in the Western Hemisphere, each of which is complex, and the threat that this influence might present to the U.S. Homeland
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 00:00
The criminal corruption within these governments, their shared hostility toward the United States, the close links with Iran, their embrace of concepts of asymmetrical warfare against the United States, and the systematic assaults on the independent media
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 00:00
Surprised and pleased with the results of the negotiations, their leaders are beginning to understand that territorial control and cohesion make it possible for them to wring concessions from the state while preserving their essence of their criminal char
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 00:00
Today, democracy is slowly but steadily being suffocated in parts of Latin America, particularly those allied with Chavez's authoritarian government
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 00:00
One of the overlooked aspects of Iran's relations with Venezuela and like-minded "Bolivarian" governments in Latin America is the advantages they offer to blunt the impact of international sanctions.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
When the Colombian National Police and military attacked a stationary FARC camp in Ecuador on March 1, 2008, killing Raúl Reyes, a top guerrilla commander, and capturing several hundred gigabytes of data, one thing became amply clear: the design
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 00:00
Over the past month Central American counter-narcotics intelligence forces began unraveling a massive money movement operation that included – for the first time in their experience – a mixing of funds from Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 00:00
Testimony of Mr. Douglas Farah at Subcommittee Hearing: Hezbollah in Latin America – Implications for U.S. Homeland Security.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 00:00
The central aspect that binds these disparate organizations and networks, which in aggregate make up the bulk of nonstate armed actors, is the informal (meaning outside legitimate state control and competence) "pipeline" or series of overlapping