February 10, 2012
David Goodhue, The Miami Herald
A California senator who chairs a congressional caucus on international drug trafficking warned last week that Cuba could become a significant hub for illegal drugs entering the United States in the near future.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) made the remarks while leading a hearing on what several observers consider the growing possibility that the Caribbean could become an even larger transit zone for illegal drugs. If the trend happens or is happening, it is likely because of increased pressure international law enforcement is placing on violent drug cartels in Mexico and elsewhere in Central America, these observers say.
While mentioning the growing drug violence throughout the Caribbean during opening statements of the Feb. 1 hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, Feinstein said Cuba should not be considered immune from the problem...