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Dominican Republic Clamps Down on Drug Planes

The Dominican Republic is tightening controls on fuel sales in a bid to reduce the number of drug flights that use it as a refueling point, as the island remains an...
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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...
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Puerto Rican Kingpin Sees Ex Make Plea Bargain

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...
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Puerto Rico’s Drug-Baseball Connection?

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...
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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...
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Jamaica Slashes Murder Rates, Human Rights Suffer

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. This...
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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...
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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...
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Are the Mafia Moving into the Dominican Republic?

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...