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The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

Eduardo Saenz Rovner

Abstract

This book provides a history of crime and corruption in Cuba. It aims to challenge the common view that widespread poverty and geographic proximity to the United States were the prime reasons for soaring rates of drug trafficking, smuggling, gambling, and prostitution in the tumultuous decades preceding the Cuban revolution. The book argues that Cuba's historically well-established integration into international migration, commerce, and transportation networks combined with political instability and rampant official corruption to help lay the foundation for the development of organized crime s ... More

Keywords: crime, corruption, Cuba, drug trafficking, smuggling, gambling, prostitution, Cuban revolution, gangster, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807831755
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807888582_saenz_rovner

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eduardo Saenz Rovner, author