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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For citizens to believe in the value of political democracy , government officials committed to a neoliberal agenda need to allow for the existence of widespread voluntary political participation . Many of Latin America's hot spots that ...
However , military and intelligence officials believe the evidence for such claims is shoddy and the claims exaggerated . The former head of the U.S. Southern Command ( SOUTHCOM ) , General Charles Wilhelm , told National Public Radio ...
After three Muslim captors committed suicide in June 2006 , U.S. officials called the deaths at Guantánamo “ asymmetric warfare ” and nothing more than a publicity stunt . The state of desperation for most of the prisoners and the ...
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