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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With only a 1 percent chance of a threat to U.S. security - regardless of supporting evidence — the United States should respond with force to handle the threat . * 2 In the current administration , described by some as an " evidence ...
However , military and intelligence officials believe the evidence for such claims is shoddy and the claims exaggerated . The former head of the U.S. Southern Command ( SOUTHCOM ) , General Charles Wilhelm , told National Public Radio ...
There is no evidence that al - Qaeda is making inroads into criminal networks controlled by violent gangs . However , the growth of street gangs - largely the result of U.S. security and immigration policyoffers the Bush administration ...
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