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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Argentina's armed forces overthrow government and install Jorge Videla as president . Military suppresses left - wing opposition groups , opposition groups , and over the next six years between 6,000 and 15,000 people " disappeared ” in ...
... investment that seems apparent in the wake of the decision to begin a third - lane project . а a POVERTY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT The revolutionary violence that plagued Central America in the 1970s and 1980s has all but disappeared ...
... that Cuba faced when the Soviet Union collapsed and subsidies disappeared . In late 2005 President Chávez offered to supply cut - rate natural poor communities in the United States to offset the anticipated energy price increases .
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