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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How does the OAS deal with Venezuela when the Inter - American Democratic Charter obligates the member states to respond collectively to threats to democratic ... Congress and Latin American Hot Spots Security enhancement and democracy ...
Democracy promotion , beginning with President Ronald Reagan , included economic assistance to several government agencies ... According to Carothers , the Reagan administration's policies did not contribute significantly to democratic ...
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