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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... financial ruin.24 Dick Morris , a U.S. political consultant who worked for Fox in 2000 and Calderón in 2006 , wrote “ Menace in Mexico ” for the New York Post , linking López Obrador with President Chávez and Cuba's Fidel Castro .
The greater the security threats in South America , the less the chances for completion of the highway linking Panama with ... Gang violence in Central America is linked to Central American communities in the United States and Canada .
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