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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BOLIVIA'S SALIDA AL MAR CONTROVERSY a The dispute between Bolivia and Chile over a Bolivian coastline is one of the major disputes in South America ; the controversy is the result of Bolivia's loss in the War of the Pacific ( 1879-1884 ) ...
After two U.S. - mediated peace treaties in 1883 and 1884 , the War of the Pacific came to a formal close , but the rearrangement of Bolivia's borders to suit Chile left a residue of remorse and resentment among Bolivians who regard the ...
the summit meeting of the Non - Aligned Movement of countries that met in Havana , Cuba , in September 2006 , President Morales lobbied to regain a small part of Chile's coastline in what he calls a " gas for sea ” policy .
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