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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Table 1.1 Armed Conflicts in Latin America , 1959–2005 Intensity Reason for Opposition Year of Level of Country Conflict Organization Conflict Conflict Argentina Government Military faction 1963 Minor 1973-1974 Minor 1975 Internal war ...
... 1980 Minor SL ; Sendero Rojo ; 1981-1985 Internal war MRTA 1986-1987 Intermediate 1988-1992 Internal war 1993–1999 Intermediate Suriname Government SLA 1986–1988 Minor Trinidad and Government Jamaat al - Muslimeen 1990 Minor Tobago ...
82 The emphasis on internal enemies reflects a Cold War focus on threat a perceptions that Latin American governments have vowed to remove from security planning ; however , U.S. military assistance is often tempting to governments that ...
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