Congressman Keith Rothfus, Experts to Discuss Terrorist Funding in South America’s Golden Hydra
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 15, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) and Asymmetrica will host a discussion on a new report about transnational organized crime in Latin America’s Tri-Border Area in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, commonly known as the Golden Hydra. The report, which includes extensive field research, concludes that organized crime in this region nets an estimated $43 billion a year for terrorist and criminal activities. Such illicit financial flows contravene mandates by the United States (including Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017), the European Union, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, and the Financial Action Task Force on counter-threat finance and anti-corruption.
This event will include remarks from Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-PA) and a panel of distinguished experts, including: Derek Maltz, former head of DEA Special Operations Division; Stuart Page, former Assistant Secretary, DFAT, Australia and Special Advisor to Peruvian government, report co-author; and Joseph Humire, Executive Director, Center for a Secure Free Society.
TUESDAY, MAY 15
Golden Hydra Report Launch
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20515