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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There is evidence that FARC has established ties in Argentina , Chile , Peru , Bolivia , Ecuador , and Brazil . Many of the FARC connections are involved with other national insurgent groups linked to drug trafficking , gun running ...
A growing alliance of leftist leaders in Latin America — Hugo Chávez in Venezuela , Rafael Correa in Ecuador , and Evo ... Ecuador's President Correa opposes the spraying of illegal Colombian crops on the Ecuadoran border because the ...
In Ecuador , President Alfredo Palacio declared a state of emergency in March 2006 after more than a week of protests by thousands of indigenous communities against free trade talks with the United States .
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