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Venezuela’s Birds Smuggled to Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Beyond

Shocking images of dead birds floating in the Caribbean have exposed a thriving illegal wildlife trade between Venezuela and Trinidad and...
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Jamaica and Haiti Swap Drugs and Guns

Criminal gangs in Jamaica and Haiti are engaged in a deadly trade: the exchange of marijuana for...
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EU, Caribbean Nations at Loggerheads Over Money Laundering Blacklist

The European Union's latest money laundering blacklist included four Caribbean nations that have been deemed to be high-risk countries. The list was met by cries of...
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Why is US Sending Navy Warships to Thwart Drug Smugglers?

Though described as a strategy to keep traffickers from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the US Navy’s recent deployment of warships to the Caribbean was a...
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Jamaica Can’t Shake Status As US’ Top Marijuana Provider

A series of marijuana seizures reported over the last few months, highlight the magnitude of the drug flow from Jamaica headed to the United States, as well as the...
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Arrests Thrust Dominican Republic’s Top Drug Lord Into Spotlight

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have dismantled one of the country's most sophisticated crime syndicates, but the exploits of its leader, who is still on the...
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Suspicious Venezuela Shipwreck Reveals Drug Route to Dutch Caribbean

The sinking of a small boat heading from Venezuela to Curaçao and the disappearance of all the migrants aboard suggest that drug trafficking groups are also...
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How Venezuela Shipwrecks Revealed Sex Trafficking Ring

The sinking of two boats sailing from Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago has unveiled a criminal ring implicating high-level law enforcement officials in the...
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Venezuela Gang Muscles Into Trinidad and Tobago, Others May Follow

A Venezuelan criminal gang has migrated to the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago -- sounding alarms about the expansion of organized crime elements to the...
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Op-Ed: Venezuela, The Ongoing Hurricane in the Caribbean

While Colombia bears the brunt of the Venezuelan exodus in terms of sheer numbers, several islands of the Caribbean, like Trinidad and Tobago, are being battered by...
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Pirates Control Ocean Between Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago

Increased pirate attacks in the waters between Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela show that criminal gangs in the Venezuelan state of Sucre are trying to dominate...
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Wave of Killings Showcase Puerto Rico’s Ongoing Weakened Security

A string of brazen homicides in Puerto Rico, some in broad daylight, has shocked residents and drawn attention to the weakened state of local law enforcement on the...