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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protecting against the threat.22 In fact , administrative personnel and organizations may exaggerate security threats to polarize the ideological differences within the general population . In other words , the scarier the intelligence ...
Many of the threats concocted by Washington policy makers during the Cold War proved false or grossly exaggerated ... Unfortunately , threat perceptions too often emphasize a military response to a particular security threat when none ...
Cuba and Venezuela rank low on the Failed State Index and are not considered terrorist threats , those in the U.S. ... and the prescriptions of international lending agencies has been defined as a security threat to the United States .
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