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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The U.S. military presence in Latin America is designed to eliminate drug trafficking and terrorist networks . It includes the establishment of military bases , counterinsurgency and antidrug operations , and the use of private military ...
Civilian military contractors such as DynCorp , Blackwater , and Kellogg , Brown , and Root , form a major part of the military effort in Colombia , where anti - drug contracts amount to nearly $ 200 million annually .
1 China's military and security interests in the Western Hemisphere also worry the United States because China is increasingly using diplomatic and military ties to gather information on the host country , a practice with which the ...
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