Hot Spot: Latin America
Bloomsbury Academic, 28. feb. 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, immigration issues, terrorism, youth gangs, government corruption, controversy over oil, and political instability, including: The Zapatista Rebellion, the Darien Gap controversy, Evo Morales, Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and Tupac Amaru, the Falklands, and Guantanamo Bay.
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... hot spot terminology is often clouded by the diverse and sometimes loose meanings of the term used by U.S. govern- ment officials , advertisers , and the media to refer to a wide range of areas that have attracted special concern .
Under Special Operations Command in Florida , the MLEs operate in regions where the U.S. military is not based in large numbers and , in particular , where the United States is not at war . This new defense approach presents a number of ...
Daniel Smith , " World at War , " Special Issue of the The Defense Monitor , Vol . 35 , No. 3 ( May / June 2006 ) . 15. John Mueller , Overblown : How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats , and Why We ...
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