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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... increasing gross human rights violations ; increasing militarization ; regional conflict developments ; refugee flows and instability ; a history of armed conflict ; increased economic or environmental stress ; health epidemics ...
The growing number of regional trade blocs have increased the interest in the Darién Gap highway . However , over time the value of the Darién Gap as a " seal " remains to this day , largely because of the existence of agricultural ...
Increased international trade and foreign investment by multinationals can be beneficial to poor countries such as Bolivia , but free markets are no guarantee that this will automatically happen . The popular backlash against the ...
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