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The Caribbean’s geographic location and countless islands make it a huge transshipment route for drugs heading to the United States, a dynamic that has fostered high rates of violence and gang-related crime.

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Black Market Medication Grows Controversial in Cuba

NEWS / 16 FEB 2021

Cuban health officials have warned against taking medication believed to be smuggled in from Haiti after reports of adverse side effects, pointing to Cuba’s growing dependence on the black…

InSight Crime’s 2020 Homicide Round-Up

ANALYSIS / 29 JAN 2021

While unrest gripped much of Latin America in 2019, it was the coronavirus that took center stage and ripped through the region in 2020, upending everything from commercial trade to…

Dutch Ship Makes Waves with Record Cocaine Seizures in Caribbean

BRIEF / 5 OCT 2020

A patrol ship in the Dutch Caribbean has caught a ton of cocaine in a rapid series of seizures, displaying how regularly drug shipments traverse the area on their way…

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CARIBBEAN / 10 SEP 2020

Drug mules in Jamaica made a habit of exploiting weak controls on commercial flights to move cocaine into the United Kingdom before a law enforcement crackdown significantly deterred such criminal…

CARIBBEAN / 19 AUG 2020

The Dominican Republic’s new president has put police reform at the top of his security priorities, marking just the latest effort to fight the official corruption that has long facilitated…

CARIBBEAN / 11 AUG 2020

The dismantling of one of the Dominican Republic's largest drug trafficking rings has revealed that the Caribbean nation serves not only as a cocaine transshipment point but also a money…

CARIBBEAN / 2 JUL 2020

Shocking images of dead birds floating in the Caribbean have exposed a thriving illegal wildlife trade between Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago..

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 JUN 2020

Criminal gangs in Jamaica and Haiti are engaged in a deadly trade: the exchange of marijuana for guns.

CARIBBEAN / 18 MAY 2020

The European Union's latest money laundering blacklist included four Caribbean nations that have been deemed to be high-risk countries. The list was met by cries of unfairness from officials, but…

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