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 political trends in South America that Morales represents worry Washington as more and more Latin American countries are strengthening ties to China , which is investing heavily in the region , and are taking exception to the failed ...
With close ties to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez , Morales brings solid anti - U.S . credentials to his presidency , which naturally makes it difficult for Washington to praise him for his programs and electoral accomplishments .
the United States , only 15 percent responded that it is “ usually ” the right thing to do.107 U.S. dependence on Venezuelan oil prevents Washington from carrying out efforts to destabilize the Chávez regime . President Chávez used the ...
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