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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Regime change in Latin America is less common and more difficult as a foreign - policy strategy than military aid and economic pressure ; however , as the Pentagon and the White House have used regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
The objective of the Uribe administration is to establish security by using a military strategy to remove terrain from illegal armed groups , which include the FARC , ELN , paramilitaries , and organized crime , so that all Colombians ...
Latin News , Security and Strategic Review , “ U.S. - Central America : Street Gang's Status Raised to Major Security Threat ” ( May 2005 ) . 18. Clare Ribando , “ Gangs in Central America , ” Congressional Research Service ( January 9 ...
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