Print version ISSN 0121-5051
SAENZ ROVNER, Eduardo. Cuban, North-American and Colombian narcotrafficking networks in Miami during the 1960s. Innovar [online]. 2008, vol.18, n.32, pp. 111-126. ISSN 0121-5051.
Using abundant unedited information taken from several North-American and periodic press files, especially from southern Florida, this article has studied the development of Cuban, North-American and Colombian narcotrafficking networks in Miami during the 1960s. The article also covers the mass entry of Cubans to southern Florida following the Cuban Revolution, their economic performance and the political climate in Miami at the time. The role of Cubans and North-American traffickers in importing and distributing cocaine, marihuana and heroin is analysed. Regarding Colombians, their role in cocaine and marihuana trafficking at the start of the 1960s is studied and, more importantly, at the end of this decade. Differently to Cuban and North-American narcotraffickers, most Colombian traffickers do not live in the USA; they simply enter the country to engage in their illegal activities.
Keywords : narcotrafficking; Miami; 1960s; Cubans; North-Americans; Colombians.