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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Since September 11 , 2001 , the United States and Mexico have drifted apart because of Washington's neglect of the Vicente Fox administration's concerns ( 2000-2006 ) as the former focused on the war on terrorism and the invasion and ...
Chris Hawley , “ China Hurting Mexico , ” Arizona Republic ( September 28 , 2005 ) . 20. Media Matters for America , “ Robertson Called for Assassination of Venezuela's President " ( August 22 , 2005 ) . 21.
Dan Eggen , “ With Guilty Pleas , Cali Cartel Finished , U.S. Says , ” Washington Post ( September 27 , 2006 ) . 14. Juan Forero , “ U.S. Indicts 50 leaders of Colombian Rebels in Cocaine Trafficking , ” New York Times ( March 23 ...
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