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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Corruption and incompetence remain the hallmarks of Mexico's police , and during President's Fox's term in office , efforts to reform the police and criminal justice system stalled because of congressional opposition .
With weak police , intelligence , and military institutions , the increase in violence has overwhelmed local law enforcement agencies . Efforts to thwart the growing impact of organized crime and gangs in Guatemala have been undermined ...
The discovery of police documents in Guatemala City confirmed an earlier UN commission's finding that the National Police helped identify and kill leftists during its 1960–1996 civil war . The Guatemalan army was responsible for most of ...
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