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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5 Illicit arms trafficking is another area of concern in U.S. - Mexican relations , because drug traffickers and ... strategies to stem the flow of illicit drugs but has been less willing to do much about the illicit trade in guns ...
DRUG WARS AND TERRORISM As shown in Table 3.1 , the largest , and oldest , terrorist organizations operate in Colombia . The fuel that drives terrorist groups in Latin America is money from the illicit drug trade , particularly the ...
The fact that Cuba is not a major drug - producing country and its level of internal consumption is considered low means that it not seen as a threat or hot spot because of drug trafficking ; however , the U.S. government does not ...
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