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 Mexican army and police consider the ERP a Marxist group of criminals and terrorists and continue their goal of using army patrols to weaken and eventually eliminate the guerrilla group on national security grounds .
The Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional , EZLN ) has a mere 500 to 1,000 fighters , backed by a lightly armed militia of a few thousand , hundreds of thousands of sympathizers in Chiapas ...
... 24 Egypt as terrorist source , 201 Venezuela alliance with , 148 Ejército de Liberación Nacional ( ELN ) ( National Liberation Army ) , 103 , 110 , 111 Ejército Revolucionario Popular ( ERP ) ( Zapatista Army of National Liberation ) ...
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