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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The most successful states ( nonfailed states ) include Chile , Argentina , Uruguay , Costa Rica , and Panama ( see Table 1.2 ) . Of interest in Table I.2 is that of the six = ® 1,5 5,9 5,6 5 , 7 Table 1.2 Failed State Index ( FSI ) ...
... from its oil revenues , much of the spending involves generous bond purchases , selling oil at cut - rate prices to thirteen Caribbean countries , the purchase of Brazilian oil tankers , and investing in Uruguayan gas stations .
CHAPTER 4 The Southern Cone and Brazil The Southern Cone ( Cono Sur in Spanish ) region of South America is made up of Argentina , Chile , Paraguay , and Uruguay ; at times the southern and southeastern regions of Brazil are included ...
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