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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It includes the establishment of military bases , counterinsurgency and antidrug operations , and the use of private ... has been in operation since 1946 and over a span of 50 years has trained over 65,000 Latin American military and ...
Under Special Operations Command in Florida , the MLEs operate in regions where the U.S. military is not based in large numbers and , in particular , where the United States is not at war . This new defense approach presents a number of ...
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