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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Would a U.S. - backed war on poverty in Mexico help the United States deal with immigration , border crime , drug trafficking , guerrilla uprisings , and terrorism ? Washington is less concerned with Mexico's status as a weak state than ...
Since the 9/11 attacks , the U.S. media has focused on the potential threats from loosely controlled borders because of the ... The following discussion centers on six hot spots : border crime and drug wars ; governance and corruption ...
Guyana has border disputes with both Suriname and Venezuela , although the multiple claims on the land have not resulted in open warfare . Guyana is plagued with corruption and electoral violence , often the result of ethnic and class ...
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