In October, the government of Guatemala designated the Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim paramilitary group Hizballah, and all of its branches, as a terrorist organization. Guatemala's designation follows one by Honduras in January and three other Latin America nations — Argentina, Paraguay, and Colombia — in 2019. Guatemala's designation came after close coordination with the U.S. National Security Council as part of a broader effort to crack down on Hizballah money laundering and illicit finance operations. There is also a concern about an increasing Hizballah presence close to the U.S. border.
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