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 the various declarations of the Lacandón Jungle , the Zapatistas argue that the uprising grew out of the failure of the Mexican government to address the real needs of Mexico's large indigenous communities , particularly in the age ...
Colombia's indigenous community is often caught in the middle of the conflict between guerrilla forces and the Colombian military . President Uribe worries about the claims of autonomy by indigenous communities , particularly when they ...
The major demands from the indigenous communities are to ( 1 ) put the possible free trade pact to a national referendum , ( 2 ) cancel oil concessions to multinational Occidental Petroleum , and ( 3 ) convene a constitutional assembly ...
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