On 16th October, KYC 360 said that understanding why Hezbollah has deep roots in the drug trade requires a historical view of Lebanon. It also requires knowing that Latin America has a large Lebanese community, involved in the free trade zones of Colon in Panama, the Tri-Border-Area (the region where the borders of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil meet), Maicao in Colombia, and other strategic zones have been dominated by businessmen of Lebanese descent. More than 10 million people of Lebanese descent that now call Latin America their current home (Shakira, for example, has Lebanese connections). The article alleges connection between some Lebanese businessmen, Hizbollah and the drug trade from Venezuela, including via West Africa.
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