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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Washington — diplomats , generals , investors , and journalists - paid little attention to Latin America and the Caribbean , a region without nuclear weapons , of declining economic importance , and with only a nonthreatening level of ...
... 2004 % of Public Concerned Relevance in Critical Threat ( % Change Since 2002 ) Latin America International terrorism 75 ( -10 ) Minor Chemical and biological weapons 66 ( -16 ) No Unfriendly countries becoming 64 ( -19 ) No nuclear ...
70 Assessing the level of threat from nuclear , chemical and biological weapons may be easier than devising possible cures to reduce the threat . As SIPRI points out , “ Unfortunately , the clearer the existence of mass - destruction ...
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