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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Multilateral Security Arrangements The United States has employed both multilateral and unilateral methods to deal with security threats . Collective systems of security and consultation such as the Rio Pact , the Organization of ...
... would remain neutral , the British would not come to the defense of the islands , and the Latin American states would be sympathetic to Buenos Aires's claim of sovereignty , regardless of the chosen methods to achieve these ends .
important parallels to the Cold War anti - Communist crusade in which ruthless militaries in Latin America , aided and abetted by Washington , used methods of terror - torture and murder — to wage their anti - Communist wars in secrecy ...
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