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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... Military faction 2004 Minor Source : Andrés Solimano , “ Political Violence and Economic Development in Latin America : Issues and Evidence , ” ( Santiago , Chile : Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean , 2004 ) .
Major stock exchanges exist in Santiago , Săo Paulo , and Buenos Aires . More and more manufactured goods are being made in the region , and modern aspects of Western consumption such as mass retail stores , cell phones , cable TV ...
One of five regional commissions of the United Nations , headquartered in Santiago , Chile , to promote economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean . Provides useful analysis and research along with detailed publications .
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