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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Crime , drug addiction , and gang violence have given the region one of the highest murder rates in the world . “ In 2004 , the estimated murder rate per 100,000 people was 45.9 in Honduras , 88 Hot Spot : Latin America.
16 Shortly after Pinochet's death , President Bachelet decided to push for the invalidation of an amnesty law that has protected Pinochet's subordinates from prosecution on murder and torture charges for nearly 30 years .
One of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere , Guyana — site of the notorious Jonestown massacre in 1978 — suffers from extremely high rates of murder and other crimes . Sugar , gold , and bauxite dominate the economy ...
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