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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Although often exaggerated for partisan political gain , the debate over illegal immigration is tied to the importance of security rather than the loss of jobs to American workers in the United States . ' Anti - Mexican racism may also ...
The importance of immigration as a domestic issue has been a major source of political tensions over how to handle the large influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico . If the U.S. border with Mexico is closed and tightly monitored for ...
In the past quarter century , Washington policymakers have paid little attention to the opinions of most Americans , who desire reductions in both legal and illegal immigration to the United States . In a study of recent trends in ...
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