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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... 44 Central American Free Trade Agreement ( CAFTA ) , 87 Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) Cold War role of , 195 drug war role of , 118–119 information gathering by , 5 post - Cold War role of , 6 Venezuela watch by , 51 , 154–155 ...
See also Counter - drug operations ; Narcoterrorism military role in fighting , 64 narcoguerrillas , 42 , 83 , 85 U.S. demand and consumption of , 62 , 114 , 199 U.S. entry of , blocking , 28 , 57 , 61 , 64 U.S. military aid in fighting ...
eliminating , 39 exaggeration of threats from , 32 , 34 factors contributing to , 205 fear of , playing on , 9 and gang activity , 88 , 89 immigration debates , impact on , 11 , 64 insurgencies compared to , 184 internal conflict role ...
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