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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No country can meet this standard , and “ the president puts our entire bilateral relationship with the country at risk ... Third , the law is applied unequally : some countries get the benefit of the doubt , while others do not .
The perennial instability of the country ensures a high degree of lawlessness , poor law enforcement , and chronic civil ... Haiti is currently rated among the most corrupt countries in the world and first in Latin America ; corruption ...
U.S. Agency for International Development ( USAID ) ( http://www.info . usaid.gov/countries/ ) . U.S. government agency that provides economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide . Democracy and good governance — both related to Latin ...
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