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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During the Cold War the Pentagon often referred to security threats in terms of " choke points ” around the world where the Soviet Union and its allies could interrupt access to raw materials from Latin America and affect U.S. hegemony ...
... 16 hot spots and , 36 post - Cold War threats compared to , 138 post - Cold War views on , 13 , 34 state failures attributed to , 21-22 threat assessment of , 34 " total war " against , 135 Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities ...
... 184 internal conflict role in , 204 in Mexico , 57 , 68 military expansion and intervention as factor in , 33 Morales , E. , suspected of , 125 , 129 overemphasis on , 155 in Peru , 54 , 103 as post - Cold War security issue ...
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