On November 8th, 2023, Israel announced the thwarting of a potential major terrorist attack in Brazil, implicating Hezbollah as the perpetrator. Two suspects were arrested and charged by Brazilian security services, and Israel was later informed of the plot.
Against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution, the ruling theocratic Mullahs not only emphasized proxies in Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen but also saw a potential influence in black market operations in Latin America.
Hezbollah itself is taking the lead in the Islamic Republic’s activities in Latin America, and the group is linked to major terrorist attacks in the region. As Iranian influence grows in the area, the US should become increasingly concerned with Tehran and Hezbollah’s reach.