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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offered by President Bush . His messy four - day trip did little to improve U.S. - Latin American relations . He confronted serious riots against himself and a rally of over 25,000 people led by President Chávez .
Bush's policy has expanded the number of Border Patrol agents , has increased the capacity at migrant holding centers in border states and Florida , and is spending hundreds of millions to upgrade surveillance technology .
104 The Washington - Caracas War of Words President Chávez uses inflammatory rhetoric to criticize President Bush's Latin American policy , calling the president of the United States a " donkey , ” a “ drunkard , ” “ the devil , ” “ Mr.
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