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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Broadcaster Pat Robertson once told his television audience that the Monroe Doctrine could also serve as a justification for assassination and regime change in Venezuela to get rid of the threat posed by President Chávez.20 Threat ...
The former head of the U.S. Southern Command ( SOUTHCOM ) , General Charles Wilhelm , told National Public Radio that during his tenure as head of SOUTHCOM between 1997 and 2000 he never received evidence that Cuba was " developing ...
At a summit meeting of Mercosur in 2007 , President Chávez told reporters that he wanted to " decontaminate Mercosur from neoliberalism ” as a way to wean the region from U.S. influence.83 President Chávez also wants to provide an ...
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