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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According to the " failed states index " ( FSI ) , most of the failed states are in Africa and Asia . Among the nineteen Latin American countries in the study , Haiti scored highest as a failed state , followed by Colombia ...
The social and political consequence of the violence associated with failing states is the growth of fear and distrust . ... Those countries that rank high on the failed states index are more likely to contain security - based hot spots ...
CHAPTER 7 Conclusion The 2007 Failed States Index published by Foreign Policy magazine and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace finds most of the Western Hemisphere relatively free of conditions that produce failed states .
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