The Paraguay-Argentina-Brazil border region has long been home to immigrants from Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria. In recent decades, Brazil has come to see these Muslim communities as a singular terrorist threat, with the help of U.S. empire.
Over the weekend, the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning that there was a “specific, credible, yet unconfirmed” threat of a “terrorist” attack in New York and Washington D.C.. This is the permanent state of things on the U.S.-Mexico border. The 10th anniversary of 9/11 has produced many reports that speak to this reality.