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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Newt Gingrich , former House speaker , complained that “ The intelligence community is dedicated to predicting the least dangerous world possible ” —as if security threats , and wars , were ideologically malleable in the hands of those ...
Nondemocratic states are sometimes considered more dangerous than other forms of government because they are more likely to be a breeding ground for threats from radicals , dissidents , and others opposed to the regime in power .
The FBI estimates that the MS - 13 gang has an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 members nationwide , and it has been referred to as the most dangerous gang in America , with members in thirty - three states and the District of Columbia.16 ...
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