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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The United States accumulated a great deal of evidence of corruption , human rights abuses , illegal arms deals , and drug trafficking by Montesinos , but it dismissed these reports because he was a CIA asset and a key to Washington's ...
In what has been perceived as an affront to the Bush administration , President Chávez signed a $ 2 billion arms deal with Spain to buy military equipment as well as similar efforts to buy combat aircraft from Brazil and 100,000 assault ...
As William M. LeoGrande points out , U.S. policymakers have found it easier to provide military aid and training to suppress radical movements than deal with the root causes of populism : “ The antidote to radical populism is honest ...
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