Essentially, if it's Latin America, I'm sold. Similarly, if it's up-gunned and up-armoured vehicles* (the more improvised the better!), I'm there with bells on.
So, when I passed Joe's desk earlier this week and saw him grinning like the Cheshire Cat, I was more than a little bit scared. Fortunately, this wasn't one of his 'how much Mountain Dew can you drink' ideas, but a link to a rather interesting article describing the increasing popularity of up-armoured vehicles, both in civilian use, as well as in armed forces across the region - ranging from improvised responses to Mexico's narco-insurgency to Venezuela's acquisition of Russian vehicles. Well worth a read.
*Watch out for Vietnam Gun Trucks, coming October 2011.