June 23, 2023 - Interview published by Confidencial
Douglas Farah discusses Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Latin America in June 2023, aimed at strengthening strategic alliances with Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba in opposition to the United States and its allies. Topics include Iran, Nicaragua, Ortega, and sanctions.
June 7, 2023 - IBI Consultants
Testimony of Douglas Farah before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement and Intelligence on the issue of Transnational Criminal Organizations and the threat they pose to the Homeland. Topics include Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, China, drug trafficking, gold trafficking, MS-13, Russia, and transnational organized crime.
June 7, 2023 - Video published by United States Institute of Peace
Douglas Farah discusses how Russia information operations are deployed in Latin America, the objectives of these operations, and what is most concerning about Moscow’s effort to advance its influence in Latin America. Topics include disinformation, Latin America, and Russia.
Support of USG inter-agency partners in mapping corruption structures tied to transnational organized crime in the Northern Triangle as part of the Biden Administration’s Central America anti-corruption policy.
IBI field research uncovered illicit gold flows from the Maduro regime and other criminal actors from northern South America to the Arabian Peninsula, leading to USG enforcement action shutting down a fictitious gold export business moving tons of gold per year.
IBI identified Banco Corporativo and associated entities in Nicaragua as a primary money laundering hub for the Ortega and the Maduro regimes and mapped its transnational operations. The investigation was crucial to the Treasury Department and the State Department initiating investigations that led to formally sanctioning the bank and the bank closing.