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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Despite the terrorist fears along the border areas in the Andes , U.S. officials have failed to provide hard evidence that terrorists in Latin America have the capacity to jeopardize U.S. interests in the Andes .
Suriname is the smallest sovereign state in South America as measured by area and population . ... Although negotiations concerning the disputed geographical areas have failed and most maps still display the borders incorrectly ...
... there are Islamic radical groups throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and not just in the tri - border area . ... efforts to investigate hot spots within areas of South America and the Eastern Caribbean not previously afforded ...
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