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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“ We are going to prevent people from coming here in the first place , ” Bush promised in answering questions in El Paso , Texas . Bush also wants a guest worker program granting illegal immigrants who are already in the ...
The Program for Development and Peace in Magdalena Medio ( PDPMM ) started in 1995 with the assistance of the Catholic ... Hopes for peace in the Magdalena Medio region depend on programs designed to reduce poverty and improve the ...
a a right to build a nuclear program.88 In April 2006 Chávez blamed the high oil prices on President Bush's threats against Iran , asserting that Iran has the right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes .
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