All About Cuba

CARIBBEAN / 17 DEC 2014

The US hasn't provided any specific details about what a historic new deal with Cuba means in terms of security and counternarcotics policy -- an area where limited collaboration between…

CUBA / 29 OCT 2014

A report on street gangs in Cuba paints a picture of their limited but active presence in capital city Havana and their involvement in the island nation's thriving prostitution industry.

CARIBBEAN / 8 SEP 2014

A former counterintelligence agent accused high-ranking security officials in Cuba of trafficking drugs, an assertion that suggests deep government complicity in the drug trade – if true. …

CUBA / 21 APR 2014

The tale of a runaway Cuban baseball player illustrates a human smuggling route from the Communist island to the US, and how Mexico's brutal Zetas may profit from the trade.

CARIBBEAN / 12 AUG 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have broken up a people smuggling ring that moved Cubans to Puerto Rico, highlighting how criminal groups are cashing in on new routes now taken…

CARIBBEAN / 20 MAR 2013

Canadian men are among the most common customers of child prostitutes in Cuba, according to a newspaper investigation which highlights the difficulties of tackling the international sex trade.

CARIBBEAN / 14 FEB 2013

Cuban authorities reported seizing over three tons of drugs last year, representing a return to the average amount of drugs confiscated annually in Cuba, after 2011 saw a dramatic rise…

CARIBBEAN / 29 JAN 2013

Cuban President Raul Castro urged fellow Latin American leaders to follow Cuba's tough anti-drug policies, saying he would not rule out the death penalty for traffickers.

CARIBBEAN / 5 OCT 2012

Cuban authorities reported seizing less than 1.5 tons of drugs in the first five months of 2012, a large drop from last year's record high of 9 tons.

CARIBBEAN / 14 SEP 2012

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug trafficking…

BOLIVIA / 17 FEB 2012

Cuba and Bolivia have been mentioned on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) list of countries with "strategic deficiencies" in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

CARIBBEAN / 17 FEB 2012

A new UN report paints an alarming picture of the crime surge in the Caribbean, a trend that may escalate if drug trafficking groups come under increasing pressure in Mexico…

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