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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And close to 75 percent of those polled in January 2006 said that the U.S. government is not doing enough to keep illegal immigrants out of the United States . " Efforts to tighten the borders in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks have ...
Despite a revival of Cold War reporting on candidate Ortega and the Sandinistas , Ortega won the presidential race with close to 40 percent of the national vote . President Ortega's electoral victory places him in a precarious position ...
... country in the Western Hemisphere , with extremely high rates of illiteracy along with staggering health and environmental problems . Close to six percent of the population has HIV / AIDS , and Haitian life expectancy is 52 years .
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