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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... with the New York Times before the July 2 , 2006 , election he stated , “ This country is immensely rich . Its problems are problems of maladministrationabove all , corruption . ” 23 By turning the election into a referendum on the ...
“ Central America's Street Gangs Are Drawn into the World of Geopolitics , " Power and Interest News Report ( July 12 , 2005 ) . 9. Geoff Thale , “ Conference Tackles Youth Gang Violence in Central America , ” Cross Currents ( July 2005 ) ...
Federal Research Division , Library of Congress , July 2003 ) . 25. Ibid . , p . 4 . 26. Chris Zambelis , “ Radical Islam in Latin America , ” Terrorism Monitor , Vol . 3 , No. 23 ( December 2 , 2005 ) . 27.
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