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 2 Central America Central America is the southernmost region of North America , which connects North America with South America . Its geopolitical divisions have changed over time as a result of international conflicts , civil ...
With peace accords in El Salvador , Guatemala , and Nicaragua , Central America began a series of economic and political reforms ... One - half of the eight poorest countries in Latin America are in Central America , including Honduras ...
United States Agency for International Development , “ Central America and Mexico Gang Assessment ” ( Washington , D.C .: USAID , April 2006 ) . 7. WOLA , “ Gang Violence in Central America , ” Washington Office on Latin America ( March ...
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