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Latest U.S. worry: 'Ungoverned Spaces' In Latin America

A new security threat is capturing the attention of top Bush administration officials in charge of Latin American affairs: the proliferation of “ungoverned spaces” or “lawless areas” in the region. I heard these terms for the first time recently, when U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a passing reference to “ungoverned zones” during a speech at a regional meeting of defense ministers in Santiago, Chile, in November. Rumsfeld mentioned such areas as one of several threats to hemispheric security. Full Story

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