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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Andrés Manuel López Obrador , arguably one of Latin America's most significant populists , campaigned in the 2006 presidential election by addressing the needs of the poor and underprivileged . His loss to Calderón by the narrowest ...
Elections are monitored carefully , and the political process is far more open than when it was dominated by the Partido ... strides to make elections more fair and competitive , even adopting some features of U.S. election campaigns .
Suriname faces some of the same political problems as Guyana with military coups , fraudulent elections , and a weak economy . ... The election turned out to be peaceful , and the anticipated immigration crisis never materialized .
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