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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there has been an elusive search for peace with the EZLN , the Mexican government has tried to eliminate the ERP because it has a more revolutionary agenda and operates closer to the economic heart of Mexico . The ERP has made numerous ...
35 In the 2006 presidential campaign in Mexico all three major candidates focused on the failures of the NAFTA years — falling incomes and rising joblessness — and the emigration issue , particularly the treatment of Mexican migrants in ...
The Zapatista rebels and the Mexican government agreed to the San Andrés Accords in 1996 in an effort to bring peace to the region , but conflicting claims of compliance undermined the negotiations over conflicting demands .
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