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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... 2004 ( millions of U.S. dollars ) Country Military / Police Economic / Social Bolivia 60 102 Brazil 11 18 Colombia 551 150 Ecuador 44 38 El Salvador 6 38 Guatemala 3 43 Haiti 3 54 Honduras 4 41 Mexico 54 35 Nicaragua 1 43 Panama 11 ...
Your Solutions , a Chicago - based firm , started a secret training camp in Honduras to prepare Honduran soldiers to work for U.S. mercenary companies in Iraq in 2003. After it was announced that John Negroponte , former U.S. ambassador ...
One - half of the eight poorest countries in Latin America are in Central America , including Honduras , Guatemala , El Salvador , and Nicaragua . Within this group , Nicaragua ( 79 percent ) and Honduras ( 67 . , percent ) have the ...
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