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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China's military and security interests in the Western Hemisphere also worry the United States because China is increasingly using diplomatic and military ties to gather information on the host country , a practice with which the United ...
Furthermore , by 2006 Morales was the sixth leader in South America to be elected with a left - of - center agenda , and despite his pledge to work with Washington , there are those who see him as a serious threat to the hemisphere and ...
Some historians have found , while researching foreign archives , that the perils of foreign designs on the Western Hemisphere were often exaggerated to expand American power abroad and justify presidential action in foreign affairs .
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