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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Protest followed revelations of torture and death of detainees at the hands of U.S. military personnel in Baghdad ... an American nun who was abducted , tortured , and raped by members of the Guatemalan security forces in 1989.
... in fundamental ways ; the logic of war focused on ; enemies of the state and would inevitably require repressive tactics , particularly torture , " dirty " wars or state - sponsored terrorism ( death squads ) , and intimidation .
Precedent needs to be applied to the deeds of Donald Rumsfeld , Alberto Gonzalez , and other American officials who adopted Pinochet's methods of torture in U.S. military detention centers . According to Marc Cooper , " At the time of ...
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