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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... changed its defense strategy from full - fledged military bases in favor of relatively small facilities called Cooperative Security Locations ( CSL ) , initially named Forward Operating Locations ( FOL ) , in host country bases .
However , Bolivians are still without water even though it is supplied by a community - run utility named Semapa . Semapa struggles with a lack of money because of its inability to secure international loans and obtain governmental ...
BEAGLE CHANNEL DISPUTE a Named after the exploring ship H.M.S. Beagle , on which Charles Darwin sailed , the Beagle Channel lies between Argentina and Chile , south of the Straits of Magellan . The dispute involves three small islands ...
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