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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The “ new ” threats include political , economic , social , health , and environmental problems , but the tendency to treat them as if they were security threats to the Americas raises problems of intervention , militarization , and the ...
Table 1.8 summarizes the four types of problems , with emphasis on where the potential threat to democracy is most acute and the most salient manifestations of the problem for the United States . Although Coppedge focuses mainly on the ...
His loss to Calderón by the narrowest margin in Mexican history served as a repudiation of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez , since the latter was a strong backer of López Obrador and his populist approach to Mexico's political problems ...
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