Lunes, 12 de enero de 2015

U.S. policy created for humanitarian reasons

50 years ago has fueled a criminal pipeline

from Cuba to Florida

Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline — SunSentinel.com

Part I: Exploiting U.S. Laws


By Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz and John Maines, with Tracey Eaton in Cuba

Photography and videography by Taimy Alvarez

U.S. policy created for humanitarian reasons 50 years ago has fueled a criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida, enabling crooks from the island to rob American businesses and taxpayers of more than $2 billion over two decades.

A yearlong Sun Sentinel investigation found money stolen in the United States streaming back to Cuba, and a revolving door that allows thieves to come here, make a quick buck and return.

Cuba has become a bedroom community for criminals who exploit America’s good will.

“There’s a whole new sub-class of part-time residents that flow back and forth,’’ said Rene Suarez, a Fort Myers attorney who represents Cubans charged in criminal schemes. “They tell me stories and live very comfortably in Cuba with the illegitimate money that they’re able to obtain here in the United States.”

The Sun Sentinel traveled to Cuba, examined hundreds of court documents, and obtained federal data never before made public to provide the first comprehensive look at a criminal network facilitated by U.S. law.

The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, a remarkable act of Congress passed at the height of the Cold War, gives Cubans advantages over every other immigrant group.

Part I: Exploiting U.S. Laws



Part II: Organized & spreading



Part III: Congress Reacts


Publicado por Corazon7 @ 10:53
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