Smuggling Booze and Aliens from Cuba to Florida during Prohibition (article)

Lindquist Dorr, Lisa. “Bootlegging Aliens: Unsanctioned Immigration and the Underground Economy of Smuggling from Cuba during Prohibition.” Florida Historical Quarterly 93, no. 1 (Summer 2014): 44–73. On the smuggling of illegal immigrants and liquor from Cuba to Florida during the 1920s. Among other things, explains: “When profits from booze became risky and the passage of the most stringent immigration restriction law in 1924 increased the number of desperate immigrants . . . , “bootlegging aliens” . . . quickly expanded as an alternative source of profit for smugglers” (46). And: “European makers of cognac, whiskey, scotch, gin, vodka, wine and champagne shipped thousands of cases of liquor to ports like Havanna, knowing that they would eventually end up as contraband in the United States” (49).

Cuba, drug trafficking, smuggling, and gambling (book)

Eduardo Rovner, The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Club from the 1920s to the Revolution.  Translated by Ross Davidson. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.  Eduardo Sáenz Rovner’s work is an important contribution to the study of the international drug traffic.  He now teaches in Colombia and has done work on its drug history.

  • 2009.”Ensayo sobre la historia del tráfico de drogas psicoactivas en Colombia entre los años 30 y 50″ En: Alemania, Iberoamericana. América Latina – España – Portugal ISSN: 1577-3388 ed: Iberoamericana v.9 fasc.35 p.93 – 104
  • 2008.”Las redes de cubanos, norteamericanos y colombianos en el narcotráfico en Miami en los años sesenta” En: Colombia Innovar: Revista De Ciencias Administrativas Y Sociales, ISSN: 0121-5051 ed: Centro De Publicaciones, Universidad Nacional De Colombia. v.18 fasc.32 p.111 – 126
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  • 2007.”La participación de los cubanos, los colombianos y los chilenos en las redes del narcotráfico en Nueva York durante los años sesenta” En: Colombia Innovar: Revista De Ciencias Administrativas Y Sociales, ISSN: 0121-5051 ed: Centro De Publicaciones Universidad Nacional de Colombia, v.17 fasc.30 p.133 – 144.