Herald article today about human smuggling from Cuba through Mexico. The article does a good job in avoiding the elephant in the room which is how smugglers get in and out of Cuba without interference from the Cuban government, except for a brief mention of a case in which the Cuban coast guard shot a smuggler:
Earlier this month, a report from Cuba said border guards were closing down some beaches on the Isle of Youth in an apparent effort to thwart landings by smugglers. It added that the guards were looking for one particularly fast boat — outfitted with four outboard engines — known as Reina del Caribe, or Queen of the Caribbean.
Last year, the Cuban coast guard shot one smuggler to death and captured another who Havana media reported had confessed to helping a Mexico-based smuggling ring that charged him $20,000 to arrange his wife and child’s departure.
Of course if I was a despotic dictator profiting from human smuggling, I would make token catch every now and then too. No doubt the smuggler in question reneged on his “toll”.
We have dozens of these guys behind bars in the U.S., how is it that nobody has gotten the inside scoop about how these smuggling rings work?
Alfonso Chardy, get to work.