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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U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( CBP ) is responsible for protecting U.S. borders within the Department of Homeland Security . Still , the massive bureaucracy in charge of securing the border is often stymied by poor communication ...
12 Nasa Indians in the Department of Cauca continue to feel threatened by rightwing paramilitaries , left - wing guerrillas , and state security forces . So far , the democratic security promised by the government has yet to reach the ...
According to State Department officials and international security experts , the fight in the TBA is less important than the one in Colombia , where the United States has invested billions of dollars to help the Colombian government ...
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