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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economic choices : China holds steadfast to the benefits of economic liberalization ; Latin America has become disenchanted with neoliberalism's unfilled promises and vacillates between capitalist and noncapitalist solutions .
suffer its plethora of political and economic problems that provide the genesis of many security - based hot spots . During the Cold War , each of the Andean countries suffered from periods of democratic breakdown in which governments ...
93 It is to Venezuela's economic problems . Unemployment has remained constant and crime has increased in many part of Venezuela . Latin American Newsletters claims that the Bolivarian Revolution has yet to materialize despite heavy ...
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