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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REEF ras Former gang members ' meeting of Men Against Violence , an organization devoted to preventing gang violence and rehabilitating former gang members . The meeting of former gang members in Managua , Nicaragua , in 2004 indicates ...
On the domestic front , Colombia's government has done little to prosecute crimes related to the killing of labor activists , a reflection of how serious labor union violence is in a country that wants a trade deal a with the United ...
Once a state has failed in one or several of the areas , new forms of violence tend to emerge associated with narcotrafficking , paramilitary organizations , violent youth gangs , and guerrilla groups that mix ideology with economic ...
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