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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way that hot spots are defined and assessed around the world.85 In 2004 the United States spent as much on defense as the next twenty nations combined ; the amount continues to escalate as it struggles to maintain foreign military bases ...
In this ten - year period the United States spent close to $ 20 billion to counter illicit drugs . Over this period the top recipients of antidrug funds have been Colombia , Mexico , Ecuador , Netherlands Antilles , Peru , Bolivia ...
In the United States the gang problem is treated as a law enforcement issue to be solved through tough laws and long prison sentences , not through social initiatives that could possibly address the root causes of violence associated ...
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