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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Unable to control attacks on police headquarters , buses , and public buildings , Brazil's government has refused to negotiate with gangs because of the magnitude of the violence and the success of the prison uprisings and the fear that ...
... Argentina , and attacked the Argentine - Israeli Mutual Association ( AIMA ) .26 Hezbollah officially denies any responsibility for attacks in Argentina , claiming it operates only in the Israel - Lebanon area to defend Lebanese ...
... 2001 , attacks on New York and Washington , D.C. U.S. military intelligence has identified Islamic radicals in several South American cities , indicating that a possible threat exists , albeit at a low security threat level .
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