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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In Latin America a nation's degree of corruption also affects attitudes toward democracy and government institutions . Charles F. Andrain and James T. Smith found in their fifteen - nation study that the most corrupt nations " display ...
subverted political institutions and undermined democratic rule.27 Schulz places the blame on internal problems in Latin America — socioeconomic inequality , poverty , and antidemocratic political cultures — and U.S. policies ...
GOVERNANCE AND CORRUPTION 19 The Andean countries are plagued with institutional weaknesses that often put democratic institutions at grave risk . Extremely weak political institutions combined with deep ethnic and class divisions have ...
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