The Dominican Republic prides itself on its openness to the world. As one of the first countries to open up during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seeks to be ever welcoming to tourism and business.
But criminals may feel welcome as well.
In this three-part series, InSight Crime dives into the infrastructure, the trafficking networks, and the corruption facilitating organized crime in the Dominican Republic.
The port of Caucedo, the Dominican Republic’s main maritime entry point, is trying to fight back against a wave of cocaine.
César Peralta, alias “El Abusador,” became the most powerful and well-connected drug trafficker in the Dominican Republic.
President Luis Abinader has vowed to root out corruption in the Dominican Republic. But this is much easier said than done.