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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In this ten - year period the United States spent close to $ 20 billion to counter illicit drugs . ... States has created powerful crime syndicates in Mexico , particularly since the interdiction along a well - known drug route through ...
In Tierney's view , U.S. anti - drug warriors put President Morales in power , enabling him to use international organizations to denounce the United States while at the same time gaining stature in Latin America .
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