After three year investigation, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau "has shut down a massive terror-finance pipeline in which a whopping $3 billion in profits from drug deals and other crimes flowed through a major New York bank to Middle East fanatics".
The source of the money?
The so-called tri-border lawness region of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
When U.S. first speculated about the links between this region and Arab terrorist cells, it was angerly denied by our local authorities. They said it was another imperialist lie against a peaceful country and this region was wrongly liked to terror only because there´s a huge community of arab immigrants living there.
It was a case of pure 'racism', they said.
But now New York Post Online Edition informs the truth: "$3 billion in suspicious funds were generated, through criminal enterprises, in the lawless tri-border region of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
Over a two-year period, the $3 billion was sent to the New York bank account by a shadowy money-transmittal company in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The money then flowed into bank accounts in the Middle East locations including Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, Lebanon, and Ramallah in the Palestinian territories."
The real source of this money is an extra-national entity called Foro de São Paulo (São Paulo Forum - read this article from brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho on the subject), controled by left organizations from legal ones (leftist parties) to illegal ones (FARC). The illegal are the ones that supplies the fuel to their activities.
Since the old drug-baron-like Pablo Escobar were put in jail or eliminated - and the fall of Soviet Empire - , the drug-traffic started to be controlled by marxist revolutionary armies.
Chavez is increasing his help to the group goal´s too, since he has taken power in Venezuela.
Unfortunately Latin America had its choices: to grow up freely with democracy and free market (thus erradicating the poverty) or to follow old-fashioned leaders in their road to hell, increasing class-war inside the continent while help others to fight the enemy. But the people? It´s fundamental to them that poverty sitll high because there will be no "revolution" possible under wealthy conditions..