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Brazil Sends Terror Suspect to Paraguay

A man suspected of financing the Islamic militant group Hezbollah from a border region where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil converge has been extradited to Paraguay to face tax evasion charges, Brazilian officials said Tuesday. Assad Ahmad Barakat, who has acknowledged being a Hezbollah sympathizer, was flown to the Paraguayan capital, Asuncion, on Monday, said Brazil justice ministry spokeswoman Marina Oliveira. Paraguayan officials have said seized bank records raised suspicions that Barakat could have been illegally funneling large sums of money to the Middle East from his electronics business in Ciudad del Este, just across the border from Brazil. Full Story

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