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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It includes the establishment of military bases , counterinsurgency and antidrug operations , and the use of private military contractors . The School of the Americas , renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation ...
The tremendous power of Henry Kissinger in defining threats and mobilizing secret counterinsurgency efforts is carefully documented in this important study . Unfortunately , as McSherry points out , “ The legacy of Operation Condor ...
... 115 , 185 Counterinsurgency doctrine , 203 Counterinsurgency warfare , 135 , 136 Covert operations , 32 , 45 , 195 Crime in Andean region , 107 , 109 border , 58 , 60-64 in Central America , 87 , 88–89 , 99 , 100 internal conflict ...
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