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CARIBBEAN / 16 MAY 2011

As Haiti's President Michel Martelly begins his first week in power, among the legions of challenges facing the new leader is breaking the grip of organized crime and drug trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 11 MAY 2011

The ex-wife of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto has made a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic, admitting that she laundered money for her husband's trafficking…

CARIBBEAN / 28 APR 2011

One of the most powerful traffickers in Puerto Rico, Angel Ayala Vazquez, was reportedly convicted Tuesday on drug trafficking charges, along with his brother, Luis Cruz. The two shipped cocaine…

CARIBBEAN / 21 APR 2011

More than 5,000 members of the Dominican security forces have been fired over the last three years amid accusations of widespread corruption, as Hispaniola remains an important transshipment point for…

CARIBBEAN / 8 APR 2011

Jamaica announced that it has cut its murder rate almost by half, with 236 murders in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 426 in the same period last year.

CARIBBEAN / 6 APR 2011

The United Nations mission in Haiti told Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a memo that it had seen a rise in child trafficking in Haiti since last year's devastating earthquake.

CARIBBEAN / 17 MAR 2011

As Jean Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s exiled former president, prepares to return to his country on the eve of presidential elections to be held Sunday, InSight has dug up the…

CARIBBEAN / 16 FEB 2011

Reports from the Dominican Republic warn of the presence of Russian and Italian mafia on the island, buying up land, perhaps with more than just holiday plans in mind.

CARIBBEAN / 16 FEB 2011

Cuban police seized 3,023 kilos of narcotics last year, 70 percent of which was marijuana, according to a report by Granma, the Communist Party newspaper. The government potrays itself as…

CARIBBEAN / 22 DEC 2010

In a meeting with U.S. Embassy Officials just months before the extradition of the local drug lord Christopher Coke, alias "Dudus," Kingston Mayor Desmond Anthony McKenzie warned the U.S. of…

CARIBBEAN / 17 DEC 2010

Cuban officials were repeatedly frustrated by their attempts to engage Jamaican authorities on the issue of drug trafficking through Cuban waters and airspace, a U.S. diplomatic cable from Havana released…

CARIBBEAN / 6 DEC 2010

Dominican authorities yesterday seized a plane carrying a shipment of drugs en route to Puerto Rico and arrested the two pilots and eighteen soldiers associated with the incident.  …

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