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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HAITI AS A FAILED STATE Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic and lies six hundred miles off the coast of Florida . More than 80 percent of Haiti's approximately 8.5 million people live below the poverty line ...
Haiti's political affairs . The current conflict centers on the supporters of former President Aristide against the wealthy business community , nowalienated former supporters of Aristide , and former elements of Haiti's now - disbanded ...
As a result , Haiti has come under the domination of local gangs , private militias , and international drug cartels . ... Even with economic assistance from the United States and other foreign donors , Haiti's prospects are grim .
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