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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... along with Bush administration demands to exempt Americans from criminal prosecutions at the International Criminal Court ( ICC ) , and none have sent soldiers to support the war in Iraq . Moreover , opinion surveys show President ...
Central American governments have few resources to respond to gang violence ; weak police forces and ineffective criminal justice systems add to the daily challenges of dealing with these problems . ' Governments in the region have ...
... Brazil , and Paraguay , a haven for all kinds of nefarious activities , from weapon smugglers and drug traffickers to Islamic extremists who have used the profits from criminal activities in this area to fund terrorist operations .
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