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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Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau , the CIS found that about 3.7 million of the 7.9 million immigrants who arrived in the United States after 2000 are in the country illegally . Mexico is the source of about a third of all ...
The U.S. Congress earmarked $ 100 million for the construction of the Darién Gap highway ; Panama and Colombia were set to contribute another $ 50 million ...
China has invested over $ 1 billion in petroleum projects in Venezuela as well as an additional $ 60 million in natural gas wells . China also has its eye on purchasing petroleum from Ecuador , Argentina , Colombia , and Mexico .
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