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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According to The Economist , “ The chief reason why the world should worry about state failure is that it is contagious , ” capable of infecting neighbors and regions . Fear of Communism during the Cold War was also based on disease ...
“ After Guatemala's chief drug enforcement officer was arrested in Virginia in November on drug trafficking charges , President Oscar Berger publicly acknowledged that his law enforcement agencies and courts were so rife with corruption ...
... in Foz do Iguaçu in June 2002 , Assad Mohamed Barakat was generally identified as Hezbollah's military ( i.e. , terrorist ) operations chief in the TBA and the organizations chief fund - raising official in the Southern Cone .
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