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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Rubén Castańeda , “ Gang Members Describe Life Inside MS - 13 , ” Washington Post ( October 18 , 2006 ) . 11. Jim Garamone , “ Rumsfeld Meets with Six Central American Presidents , " Armed Forces Information Service ( May 12 , 2005 ) .
Juan Forero , “ In Colombia , A Dubious Disarmament , ” Washington Post ( October 17 , 2006 ) . 11. Antonio Navarro Wolff , “ Ending the Conflict with FARC : Time for a New Course , ” Inter - American Dialogue ( January 2007 ) . 12.
Renwick McLean , “ Spain Scraps Venezuela Plane Deal , ” Denver Post ( October 19 , 2006 ) . 86. For an excellent history of WOLA and its activities in Washington , see Coletta A. Youngers , Thirty Years of Advocacy for Human Rights ...
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