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 foreign policy goals considered “ very important ” by the largest percentages of both elites and the general public in the United States are associated with combating international terrorism and preventing the worldwide spread ...
Important topics such as human rights and U.S. military intervention provide context to understanding the foreign policy ... An important work on Andean politics with an emphasis on ethnic identity , drug trafficking , violence , human ...
important parallels to the Cold War anti - Communist crusade in which ruthless militaries in Latin America , aided and abetted by Washington , used methods of terror — torture and murder — to wage their anti - Communist wars in secrecy ...
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