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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Charles F. Andrain and James T. Smith found in their fifteen - nation study that the most corrupt nations " display the weakest enthusiasm for political democracy ” and the least amount of institutional trust .
Linguist George Lakoff believes that how a political issue is “ framed ” will determine its success in political communication . His “ frame wars ” involve choosing metaphors that link the terms of debate with the emotions of the ...
suffer its plethora of political and economic problems that provide the genesis of many security - based hot spots . During the Cold War , each of the Andean countries suffered from periods of democratic breakdown in which governments ...
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