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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Panamanian police patrol over the Darién Gap near La Palma , an ungoverned region along the Panama - Colombian border where the forests provide valuable cover for FARC rebels from Colombia . After the 1989 U.S. invasion , Panama ...
The Panama Canal is an important water passage , source of political pride for people in both the United States and ... who fear a threat to U.S. security because of China's investments in Panama and its interest in the Panama Canal .
Talks leading to a United StatesPanama free trade agreement have stalled , in large part because of Panama's concerns that American producers could undercut the price of pork , chicken , and rice by local producers .
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