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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Throughout the twentieth century a number of diplomatic efforts were made to resolve the Chilean / Bolivian conflict . In 1904 Chile and Bolivia signed a treaty acknowledging Chilean ownership of the Bolivian littoral in exchange for ...
The ability of Augusto Pinochet to escape prosecution and incarceration for more than thirty years was also helped by the Bush family's role in the cover - up of the Chilean dic of the Chilean dictator's notorious deeds , including a ...
Today , the Mapuches constitute approximately one million of Chile's 15 million people . ... The Chilean government has responded by using a modified version of an antiterrorist law that prohibits “ generating fear among sectors of the ...
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