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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This pattern of institutional weakness often coincides with the emergence of failed states and trouble spots that concern those in the national security bureaucracy . The flaws in the use of security - based hot spot terminology will be ...
5 Illicit arms trafficking is another area of concern in U.S. - Mexican relations , because drug traffickers and terrorists are major purchasers of these products . The United States has made numerous efforts to coerce Mexico to adopt ...
On Capitol Hill , lawmakers have voiced concern about the ability of demobilized paramilitaries to avoid justice in many criminal investigations of human rights atrocities ...
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