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The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution (Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao)

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A comprehensive history of crime and corruption in Cuba, The Cuban Connection challenges 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. Eduardo Sáenz Rovner 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 structures powerful enough to affect Cuba's domestic and foreign politics and its very identity as a nation.

Sáenz traces the routes taken around the world by traffickers and smugglers. After Cuba, the most important player in this story is the United States. The involvement of gangsters and corrupt U.S. officials and businessmen enabled prohibited substances to reach a strong market in the United States, from rum running during Prohibition to increased demand for narcotics during the Cold War. Originally published in Colombia in 2005, this first English-language edition has been revised and updated by the author.

About the Author

Eduardo Saenz Rovner is professor of history at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota. He is author or editor of six other books published in Colombia. Translator Russ Davidson is curator emeritus of Latin American and Iberian collections and professor emeritus of librarianship at the University of New Mexico.

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ISBN:
9780807831755
Author:
Saenz Rovner, Eduardo
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Translator:
Davidson, Russ
Author:
Davidson, Russ
Author:
Eduardo Saenz Rovner
Author:
Senz Rovner, Eduardo
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - Cuba
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States Foreign relations Cuba.
Subject:
Cuba Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking; Narcotics in Cuba; Cuban United States relations; prohibition; revolution; Cold War; Fidel Castro; domestic politics; transnational crime; Andean countries; Mexico; Middle East; France; Spaniards; Chinese; Corsican; Latin Amer
Subject:
History of Drug Trafficking
Subject:
Narcotics in Cuba
Subject:
Cuban United States relations
Subject:
Prohibition
Subject:
Revolution
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Fidel Castro
Subject:
domestic politics
Subject:
Transnational crime
Subject:
Andean countries
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
France
Subject:
Spaniards
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Corsican
Subject:
Latin americans
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
hotel industry
Subject:
rum run
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
Batista
Subject:
contraband
Subject:
Sugar
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Miami
Subject:
World History-General
Series:
Latin America in Translation/En Traduccion/Em Traducao
Series Volume:
Drug Trafficking, Sm
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 tables
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

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