U.S.-Cuban Cooperative Efforts on Drug Interdiction

Melanie M. Ziegler

in U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780813030876
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039701 | DOI:
U.S.-Cuban Cooperative Efforts on Drug Interdiction

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This chapter discusses the cooperative efforts undertaken by the United States and Cuba during the 1990s in addressing the dilemmas of drug trafficking. This chapter provides a brief overview of the role of drugs and their criminality in Cuba's prerevolution history. The chapter also discusses the Castro regime's drug policies from the early years of the revolution until the fall of the Soviet Union. Focus is centered on the 1990s, especially on the important cases of U.S.-Cuban drug interdiction, beginning with the 1996 joint seizure and search for the Limerick. The concluding discussion offers an analysis of U.S-Cuban cooperative efforts including the state of cooperation during the George W. Bush administration.

Keywords: cooperative efforts; United States; Cuba; drug trafficking; drugs; Castro regime; drug policies; drug interdiction; Limerick; cooperative efforts

Chapter.  10387 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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