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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Colombian right - wing paramilitary groups begin to disarm ; peace talks begin and continue into 2005 . Energy protests in Bolivia continue as protesters demand greater state involvement in the gas industry Venezuelan President Hugo ...
There are plenty of Latin American leaders and activists who continue to share U.S. ideals and welcome U.S. assistance , but in this environment , open association with the United States is a liability for some of them .
Shortly after , the Mexican president reversed himself by returning the bill to Congress to “ make the needed corrections so it is absolutely clear in our country the possession of drugs and their consumption are , and will continue to ...
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