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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CHAPTER 5 The Caribbean : Cuba and Haiti > The Caribbean is a region of the Americas consisting mainly of the Caribbean Sea , located southeast of North America and north and west of South America . The Caribbean is made up of thousands ...
The Dutch Caribbean and the Eastern Caribbean countries serve as transshipment points for cocaine , heroin , and marijuana coming from Colombia and Venezuela , but there is not a sufficient amount to have a major effect on the security ...
According to a U.S. military intelligence official , “ there are Islamic radical groups throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and not just in the tri - border area . ” 4 Others disagree with this assessment of the Caribbean ...
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