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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In a January 2005 face - to - face interview on “ Imus in the Morning , ” Vice President Dick Cheney described how the process of security briefings and threat assessments were carried out in the executive branch of government.1o Every ...
The logic of responding to external threats from the Monroe Doctrine forward has often been tied to a threat - based argument that great powers carry the burden of credibility and responsibility that smaller powers do not possess .
Attacks on its positions carry a high risk of killing innocents . At the same time , it has attained military capabilities and other significant attributes of a nation - state . It holds territory and seats in the Lebanese government .
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