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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With over 730 U.S. military bases in 130 countries in 2006 , the United States has military power on every continent with which to secure access to “ vital national security interests ” such as petroleum and other minerals .
It is impossible to explain the anger and distrust of the United States abroad , and the widespread incredulity that ... The U.S. military presence in Latin America is designed to eliminate drug trafficking and terrorist networks .
а a Communist territory is one of the anomalous aspects of U.S. - Cuban relations under Fidel Castro . It is the oldest U.S. overseas military base and one of two old - style military bases in Latin America .
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