• Haiti's New Leader Faces Daunting Security Challenges

    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 in his chaotic, disaster-struck country.

  • Corruption in Dominican Security Forces Aids Drug Trafficking

    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 cocaine heading to the U.S. and Europe.

  • Video - UN: Human Trafficking in Haiti Worse Since Quake

    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.

  • Unearthing Aristide's Convicted Confidant

    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 United States’ indictment (pdf) of his most infamous political partner.

    Beaudouin Ketant, a.k.a. ‘Jacques’ Ketant, was Aristide’s confidant and supporter, even after Ketant was accused of being an important player in Haiti’s most powerful trafficking group.