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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The borders that separate Colombia from its five neighbors — Ecuador , Peru , Brazil , Venezuela , and Panama - provide sources of conflict because they are largely uncontrolled and demands for regional cooperation have been unmet .
Whether these deeply rooted problems translate into security - based hot spots remains to be seen , even in the Tri - Border Area ( TBA ) at the intersection of Argentina , Brazil , and Paraguay , where corruption and crime mix with a ...
Brazil's tropical rain forest is threatened by a severe rate of deforestation , the result of agricultural and cattle ... Brazil's national and state governments now have parks and protected areas , but farmers and ranchers continue to ...
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