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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80 Threat Perception and Intervention in Latin America The history of U.S. intervention and regime change in Latin America reflects a desire to prevent or preempt perceived threats to the capacity of the United States to project power ...
A powerful critique of the dangerous consequences of U.S. global intervention in order to maintain American hegemony . Written before the terrorist attacks of September 11 , 2001 , Blum argues that the search for enemies and exaggerated ...
“ In the Name of Democracy : U.S. Intervention in the Americas Today , ” NACLA Report on the Americas , Vol . 40 , No. 1 ( January / February , 2007 ) . Valuable report on the use of democracy promotion by the United States to deal with ...
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