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Raul Castro at the CELAC conference

Castro Calls for ‘Blood and Fire’ Against Drug Trade

Cuban President Raul Castro urged fellow Latin American leaders to follow Cuba's tough anti-drug policies, saying he would not rule out the death penalty for...

Cuba Drug Seizures Plummet in 2012

Cuban authorities reported seizing less than 1.5 tons of drugs in the first five months of 2012, a large drop from last year's record high of 9...
Coast Guard officials in Florida unload seized cocaine in March 2012

US Senators Warn of Potential ‘Security Crisis’ in Caribbean

A new United States Senate report argues that the Caribbean faces a potential security crisis, and that the US must take action to prevent a future increase in drug...

Money Laundering Task Force Critiques Bolivia, Cuba

Cuba and Bolivia have been mentioned on the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) list of countries with "strategic deficiencies" in the fight against money...

UN: Violence, Gang Activity on the Rise in Caribbean

A new UN report paints an alarming picture of the crime surge in the Caribbean, a trend that may escalate if drug trafficking groups come under increasing pressure...

Drug Fight Builds US-Cuba Bridges

Fighting drug trafficking is one of the few issues where the US and Cuba actually collaborate, albeit on a small scale, though the true extent of drug smuggling on...

Cuban Authorities Seized Over 9 Tons Of Drugs in 2011

Cuba seized more than 9 tons of drugs in 2011, marking a 300 percent increase compared to...

Russia to Build AK-47 Bullet Factory in Cuba

Russia is planning to build a factory to manufacture bullets for AK-47 rifles in Cuba, according to Russian...

Cuba, Jamaica to Cooperate Against Trafficking

Top Jamaican security officials will meet with their Cuban counterparts to strengthen anti-narcotics cooperation between the two...

Cuba Releases 2010 ‘Drug War’ Statistics

Cuban police seized 3,023 kilos of narcotics last year, 70 percent of which was marijuana, according to a report by Granma, the Communist Party newspaper. The...

WikiLeaks: Jamaica ‘Ignoring’ Cubans Concerns of Drug Smuggling

Cuban officials were repeatedly frustrated by their attempts to engage Jamaican authorities on the issue of drug trafficking through Cuban waters and airspace, a...

Leaked Cable Says Cuba Supports FARC and ELN

According to a recent diplomatic cable sent by the United States Interest Section, the U.S. government has "reliable reporting indicating the presence of the...