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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Corruption Rank 17 23 45 71 47 57 57 90 46 44 Table 1.4 Latin American Democracy Ranking , 2006 Democracy Press Freedom Country Rank Rank Chile 19 32 Uruguay 23 36 Costa Rica 29 15 Panama 40 59 El Salvador 59 Brazil 51 52 Peru 51 52 ...
In Latin America a nation's degree of corruption also affects attitudes toward democracy and government institutions . Charles F. Andrain and James T. Smith found in their fifteen - nation study that the most corrupt nations " display ...
Haiti is currently rated among the most corrupt countries in the world and first in Latin America ; corruption contaminates all levels of government , and a large majority of Haitians believe corruption to have increased in the last few ...
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