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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payments to Peru's Narcotics Intelligence Division ( DIN ) , but part of the funds went into Montesino's pockets . After facing trial on murder , arms and drug trafficking charges , Montesinos fled Peru but was later captured and ...
a support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez , which made García a " lesser - of - two - evils ” candidate for those who remembered Garcia's disastrous first term as president of Peru . A mestizo who spoke no Indian language , Humala ...
Peru's legislature rejected his resignation and voted him out of office as “ morally unfit . ” His success in pursuing Shining Path guerrillas and reducing inflation made him popular during his first term , despite human rights ...
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