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The Miami apartment where Morales alleged held his victims

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

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

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

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

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...

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...
A visa issued to an alleged Cuban criminal

US Policies Facilitate Cuban Crime Rings: Report

An investigation conducted by a Florida newspaper revealed that numerous Cuban criminal networks operate in the United States, a phenomenon facilitated by US...
President Obama shaking hands with President Castro

Cuba, US Surprising Partners in Fight Against Drug Trafficking

As relations warm between the United States and its longtime political foe Cuba, the former rivals may step up bilateral efforts in one of the few areas where they...
A political mural in Cuba

What the New US-Cuba Deal Means for Organized Crime, Security

The US hasn't provided any specific details about what a historic new deal with Cuba means in terms of security and counternarcotics policy -- an area where limited...
Street gangs in Cuba tax male prostitutes

Cuban Gang Profits From Sex Trade: Report

A report on street gangs in Cuba paints a picture of their limited but active presence in capital city Havana and their involvement in the island nation's thriving...
Ortelio Abrahantes Bacallao

Cuban Officials Involved in Drug Trafficking: Defector

A former counterintelligence agent accused high-ranking security officials in Cuba of trafficking drugs, an assertion that suggests deep government complicity in...
LA Dodgers star Yasiel Puig

Baseball’s Yasiel Puig Case May Expose Criminal Profits from US Sport

The tale of a runaway Cuban baseball player illustrates a human smuggling route from the Communist island to the US, and how Mexico's brutal Zetas may profit from...