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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After the Federal Electoral Tribunal officially ruled that Calderón beat his leftist rival , López Obrador declared himself the “ legitimate ” president of Mexico and proceeded to set up a parallel government designed to undermine ...
... Venezuela.108 Citing statements from U.S. officials and noting the parallels to the political climate that preceded the April 2002 coup that briefly deposed Chávez , Rodríguez warned that an assassination attempt would have negative ...
important parallels to the Cold War anti - Communist crusade in which ruthless militaries in Latin America , aided and abetted by Washington , used methods of terror — torture and murder — to wage their anti - Communist wars in secrecy ...
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