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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16 During the Cold War , the Soviet Union had little capability to project conventional military power into Latin America , according to William M. LeoGrande , since “ its only opportunity to gain a foothold was to be invited in by ...
The project would cost an estimated $ 18 billion and take more than a decade to build . Panama's plans to upgrade its canal at a cost of $ 5.2 billion was put to a referendum on October 22 , 2006 , but there are serious concerns about ...
a 2 Uruguay , Argentina , and Cuba in 2005 to form Telesur , a television project designed to break CNN's virtual monopoly on news about Latin America . Aram Aharonian , Telesur's director , calls the new network “ the first anti ...
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