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With Lure of Religious Classes, Iran Seeks to Recruit Latin Americans

posted on August 12, 2013

The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick reports on Iran’s attempt to recruit Latin American students and their countries. By offering scholarships to attend Iranian institutes that teach, as Carlos, a former student, describes, a mix of “anti-Americanism and Islam,” Iran is hoping to promote its own ideology and influence at the expense of the West. “All the classes were ostensibly religious, but the teachers would interject politics all the time,” said Carlos, who would not give his full name.

Read at The Washington Post