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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1 John Bolton , U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control , singled out Cuba in a speech before the Heritage Foundation in 2002 in which he claimed that Cuba not only possesses biological weapons but exports technology that helps ...
13 During his campaign for the presidency in 2007 , Senator John McCain of Arizona claimed that President Chávez is ... 117 The Wall Street Journals Mary Anastasia O'Grady claims that Argentine president Néstor Kirchner represents a ...
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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