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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who study this activity have found a connection between illicit gang activity and illegal immigration , drug smuggling , and trafficking in arms and persons to related gangs in Washington , D.C. , suburban Maryland , and Los Angeles ...
“ Despite their vigilance in looking for associations between gangs and international terrorist groups in the post - 9 ... 15 The major gangs with ties to the United States are the “ 18th Street ” gang and their main rival , the Mara ...
WOLA , “ Gang Violence in Central America , ” Washington Office on Latin America ( March 4 , 2006 ) . 8. " Central America's Street Gangs Are Drawn into the World of Geopolitics , ” Power and Interest News Report ( July 12 , 2005 ) . 9.
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