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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Jeanneath Valdivieso , “ Ecuador Declares State of Emergency , ” Denver Post ( March 23 , 2006 ) . 29. Juan Forero , “ Ecuador : Government Clamps Down on Protests , " New York Times ( March 23 , 2006 ) . 30.
Pascale Bonnefoy , “ Chile Looks ( Slightly ) Left , ” The Nation ( March 20 , 2006 : 6 ) . 22. Justin Vogler , “ The Rise of the Penguins , ” NACLA Report on the Americas ( January / February , 2007 ) . 23.
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