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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Because there are so many different brands of terrorism , any effective counter - terrorism strategy will require careful attention to the origins , motivations , and tactics of individuals and organizations involved in these activities ...
Although Mexico is not a member of OPEC ( Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries ) , it has observer status and is ... a national network of organizations working to restrict legal immigration and deport undocumented immigrants .
DRUG WARS AND TERRORISM As shown in Table 3.1 , the largest , and oldest , terrorist organizations operate in Colombia . The fuel that drives terrorist groups in Latin America is money from the illicit drug trade , particularly the ...
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