Hot Spot: Latin America
Greenwood Press, 2008 - 270 síđur
From border crime in Mexico to Chavez's revolution in Venezuela, this volume presents up-to-the-minute coverage of the key conflicts, corruption, and revolutionary movements simmering or raging in every region of Latin America. In-depth, comprehensive chapters explore drug wars, imigration issues, terrorism, youth gangs, government corruption, controversy over oil, and political instability. This is a must-have source for current coverage of trouble spots in Latin America, their origins, and subsequent development.
Over 30 security-based hot spots are analyzed within these geographical regions. They vary in severity, background, and degree of threat to the United States, the nation itself, or its regional neighbors. Hot spots covered include:
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According to Hamilton , “ Every single government in Latin America opposes the statute as an imposition and as an affront to their sovereignty . " 17 Second , the law requires , every March 1 , an impossible up - or - down judgment on ...
According to Rumsfeld , " the threat to Central America and the Caribbean security comes from an anti - social combination of gangs , drug traffickers , smugglers , hostage takers and terrorists . " l1 The defense secretary's concern ...
For other Latin American countries , economic ties to China are a mixed blessing , according to Claudio M. Loser , because Mexico , Central America , and the Caribbean “ perceives a risk of losing its competitive advantage with the U.S. ...
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