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The Terrorist Who Worked for the US

Luis Posada Carriles died on May 23, 2018, in his house in Miami. He died an old man, at 92 years of age, and, according to Florida media reports, spent the last...
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After Working With CIA, Old-School ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Face US Justice

A US court handed down an 11-year sentence to a former "cocaine cowboy" whose brother is currently fighting deportation from the United States. Both men worked...
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GameChangers 2017: What to Watch for in 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...
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Socioeconomic Shifts Could Challenge Cuba Drug Policy: Report

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...
Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro
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Trump’s Cuba U-Turn Could Impact Anti-Narcotic Efforts

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...
Cubans no longer receive special immigration status from US
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How Will End to ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy Affect Human Smugglers?

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...
The Miami apartment where Morales alleged held his victims
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Sex Traffickers Cash in on Surge of Cuban Migrants to US

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...
Cuban migrants stranded in Turbo, Colombia
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Migrant Boom Provides Colombia’s Criminal Groups With Opportunity

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...
Cuban migrants in Panama
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Panama’s Colombia Border Closure Could Fuel Human Trafficking

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...
Drugs seized in a false-bottom suitcase
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Could Cuba’s Drug Position Change with US Detente?

Cuba has reported minimal drug seizures in 2015, but as the Caribbean island and the United States re-establish relations, changing political and economic...
A Cuban police officer on duty
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Is Cuba the Next El Salvador? Not Likely

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...
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What’s Behind US Removal of Cuban Entities from Blacklist?

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...