All About Cuba

BOLIVIA / 17 JAN 2018

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. There will be plenty of this in Latin America in 2018, helping organized crime deepen its roots across the region over the…

CUBA / 8 JAN 2018

A new report says that shifting economic and social conditions in Cuba will likely force the country to revamp its drug policy, raising questions about what shape these new changes…

CUBA / 16 JUN 2017

US President Donald Trump's partial reversal of a move by the Obama administration to increase US-Cuba ties is provoking growing concern among Cuban officials about the possible implications for…

CUBA / 16 JAN 2017

The end of the US government's preferential status for Cuban migrants could result in short-term gains but long-term pain for human smuggling networks in Latin America.

CUBA / 4 NOV 2016

The case of a sex trafficking ring that ensnared Cuban women in prostitution in Miami suggests human traffickers are capitalizing on the recent surge of Cubans seeking entry to the…

COLOMBIA / 17 AUG 2016

A large influx of migrants from the Caribbean and other regions landing in Colombia has provided the country's criminal groups with a ready-made opportunity to ramp up human smuggling operations. …

COLOMBIA / 10 MAY 2016

Panama has announced that it will temporarily close its border with Colombia in an attempt to halt irregular migration, a decision that could impact the dynamics of human smuggling in…

CARIBBEAN / 18 JAN 2016

Cuba has reported minimal drug seizures in 2015, but as the Caribbean island and the United States re-establish relations, changing political and economic conditions may once again present opportunities…

CUBA / 20 AUG 2015

A social scientist has warned that Cuba's growing gang problem could soon make the island nation's security situation resemble that of violence-wracked El Salvador and Guatemala, a questionable claim that…

CUBA / 25 MAR 2015

The US Treasury Department's removal of multiple Cuban entities from a narco-terrorist blacklist, during a time of thawing US-Cuba relations, raises the question of whether the process of keeping…

CARIBBEAN / 14 JAN 2015

An investigation conducted by a Florida newspaper revealed that numerous Cuban criminal networks operate in the United States, a phenomenon facilitated by US immigration policies that will likely change as…

CARIBBEAN / 8 JAN 2015

As relations warm between the United States and its longtime political foe Cuba, the former rivals may step up bilateral efforts in one of the few areas where they have…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

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