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 the United States the gang problem is treated as a law enforcement issue to be solved through tough laws and long prison sentences , not through social initiatives that could possibly address the root causes of violence associated ...
In 2000 Bolivian , Argentine , and Chilean experts discussed maritime issues involving sovereignty over land and water . ... At present , the maritime issue is dormant , and the global war on terrorism has left both parties reluctant to ...
... 7 , 16 , 10 , 20 , 100 democracy undermined by , 92 in free trade aftermath , 45 in Latin America , 57 , 58 , 65 , 75 , 76 , 81 , 83 , 91 , 97-100 , 103 , 157 as pressing social issue , 204 as security issue , 10 , 57 terrorism link ...
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