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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This would appear to be a regional strategy designed to block Venezuela's efforts to influence events in the region . ... Crime , drug addiction , and gang violence have given the region one of the highest murder rates in the world .
Many of the current political disputes in the Andean region are rooted in regional and class differences . After more than a year in power , Bolivia's president , Evo Morales , faces growing resistance from the conservative political ...
Under pressure , just over 100 countries have signed the agreement , but the Bush administration decided to issue waivers to eleven Latin American and Caribbean countries in October 2006 to blunt a leftward trend in the region that has ...
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