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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... economic and social inequities , particularly poverty and the unequal distribution of wealth and social services . ... poor leadership , perverted social priorities - issues chronically unresponsive to popular grievances .
According to Andrain and Smith , because right - wingers tend to take a less optimistic view of life , they may “ perceive more threats that create social disorder , anarchy , and personal insecurity — especially threats that arise from ...
Poverty relief remains a pipe dream when neoliberal economic policies and poor governance result in huge social costs , particularly increased poverty and social inequality . The economic and social conditions that fueled the armed ...
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