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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Throughout the twentieth century a number of diplomatic efforts were made to resolve the Chilean / Bolivian conflict . In 1904 Chile and Bolivia signed a treaty acknowledging Chilean ownership of the Bolivian littoral in exchange for ...
For example , he has welcomed foreign investment in the petroleum sector , and land reform efforts have been half - hearted in application . President Chávez has been able to consolidate control and amass power , despite efforts to ...
In an effort to take back lands they claim belong to them , Mapuche leaders are frequently accused of burning forests ... in recent years in their efforts to recover ancestral lands and their repeated calls for territorial autonomy .
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