Hot Spot: Latin America
Bloomsbury Academic, 28. feb. 2008 - 288 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, immigration issues, terrorism, youth gangs, government corruption, controversy over oil, and political instability, including: The Zapatista Rebellion, the Darien Gap controversy, Evo Morales, Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) and Tupac Amaru, the Falklands, and Guantanamo Bay.
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... Corruption Perceptions Index , Haiti , Paraguay , Guatemala , Bolivia , Venezuela , Honduras , Ecuador , Argentina , Nicaragua , and the Domini- can Republic are the top ten most corrupt countries in Latin America . State failure ...
... corruption — the abuse of public office for private gain — and government policies : " Widespread corruption prevails in poorer , inegali- tarian countries that spend low shares of the GDP for pensions , education and health care . ” 54 ...
... corruption and the most corrupt nations are poor.25 The more democracy in a political system , the less corruption that infects the polit- ical process ; however , the road to democracy is difficult : " The transition to democracy tends ...
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