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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45 American Perceptions of Critical Threats to Vital U.S. Interests The terrorist attacks of September 11 , 2001 , produced a heightened sense of threat and vulnerability among the American public , especially threats from international ...
Table 1.3 Critical Threats to U.S. Interests As Perceived by the U.S. Public , 2004 % of Public Concerned Relevance in Critical Threat ( % Change Since 2002 ) Latin America International terrorism 75 ( -10 ) Minor Chemical and ...
Hot spot terminology and rhetoric lack precision as a measure of critical threats and can easily change when perceptions of foreign policy elites and the public change . Threat perceptions based on security fears change over time and ...
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