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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Some exchange programs featured joint military exercises , security sessions involving military officers from multiple countries , combined seminars on defense and security , and field trips . ” 32 China's growing military ties in Latin ...
In response to Morales's electoral victory , the Bush administration decided to slash military aid to Bolivia by 96 percent , mostly for training Bolivian military officers at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation ...
Excellent sources for monitoring the U.S. military by civilian analysts and retired military officers . Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies ( CHDS ) ( http://www.ndu.edu/chds/ ) . CHDS is a research and educational center located at ...
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