|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Brazil (Click here for more)

Brazil Makes New Terror Arrest a Week before Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police on Thursday confirmed a new arrest of a suspected terrorist sympathizer in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, which get under way in just over a week.

A dozen other suspects were arrested on July 21 for allegedly plotting to carrying out terrorist attacks during the Games, whose opening ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 5.

Authorities said the latest suspect had been identified as 28-year-old Brazilian Chaer Kalaoun, a Muslim of Lebanese descent who is suspected of writing messages on social media expressing sympathy for terrorist groups.

Kalaoun’s attorney, Edison Ferreira, categorically denied those suspicions and said no formal accusation had been leveled against him.

“These are just preliminary investigations,” Ferreira told local media. The lawyer, who is representing Kalaoun in a separate case for illegal firearms possession, insisted on Kalaoun’s innocence.

Last week, Brazil’s Justice Ministry said police had arrested 12 suspects – all Brazilian – for alleged membership in an “amateurish” and disorganized terrorist cell.

Those individuals praised the Islamic State in social media posts and allegedly were planning to acquire weapons from clandestine arms dealers in Paraguay, authorities say.

The Federal Police also confirmed this week that it was investigating another potential terrorist cell whose activity was the subject of a news story aired Sunday by the Globo television network.

In exchanges cited by the Globo report, the suspects referred to the Olympics as an opportunity to “strike at our enemies.”

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved