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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The virtual absence of military control in 2000 suggests to Smith that the decline in military coups beginning in the 1980s results from a reduction in major threats to national security and the prior responses by the armed forces for ...
Table 3.1 Terrorist Organizations in Latin America Strength in Numbers 3,000–5,000 9,000–12,000 8,000–11,000 100 200 Unknown 50-100 Name of Organization Location National Liberation Colombia Army ( ELN ) Revolutionary Armed Forces ...
Basombrío , “ One obstacle to much - needed reforms is the recurrent tendency to involve the armed forces in tasks [ fighting drug traffickers , maintaining citizen security , and public order ) other than those directly related to ...
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