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 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 ...
Before leaving office , President Fox offered to cooperate with immigration reform but also demanded an expansion of legal channels for Mexican immigrants seeking employment in the United States . Bush's policy has expanded the number ...
that jobs are being threatened by immigrants from low - wage countries ; elites , on the other hand , are more likely to ... serves in part to explain the current difficulties the president and Congress face on the immigration issue .
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