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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As of 2007 , there were no government - versusgovernment armed hostilities in the world , including Latin America . Hot spots often form a “ watch list ” in the Pentagon because they involve the potential for becoming an armed conflict ...
Table 1.1 Armed Conflicts in Latin America , 1959-2005 Intensity Reason for Opposition Year of Level of Country Conflict Organization Conflict Conflict Argentina Government Military faction 1963 Minor 1973-1974 Minor 1975 Internal war ...
The virtual absence of military control in 2000 suggests to Smith that the decline in military coups beginning in the 1980s results from a reduction in major threats to national security and the prior responses by the armed forces for ...
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