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US Pressure on Cuba to Extradite ELN Leaders Unlikely to Succeed

The US and Colombia's strategic alliance may seem stronger than ever after Washington blacklisted Cuba for refusing to extradite ELN leaders. But beyond this show...
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Coronavirus Driving Black Market for Medical Equipment in Cuba

The theft of thousands of surgical masks in Cuba reveals how the island’s active black market has adapted quickly to the coronavirus...
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Gasoline Becomes Latest Black Market Commodity in Cuba

Despite a crackdown by the authorities, fuel theft continues in Cuba as the island faces shortages aggravated by sanctions on its principal supplier,...
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Immigration Crackdowns Drive Cuban-on-Cuban Crime in South Mexico

Cubans now top the list of foreign criminals in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, with the region’s shifting migration landscape now having serious...
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Trump-Cuba Curveball May Boost Baseball Smuggling Networks

US President Donald Trump has ended a historic deal that provided a legal pathway for Cubans to play baseball professionally in the United...
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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...