US-Cuba Agreement Against Drug Trafficking Appears in the Works

HAVANA TIMES, March 14 — The 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy report, presented by the United States government last week, proposes promoting a bilateral agreement with Cuba in the fight against drug trafficking, reported the Café Fuerte website.

The Cuban government has already presented US authorities with a draft agreement that Washington is still studying, with this seen as an area of potential rapprochement in the short-term, indicated the website.

In the US State Department document, Cuba is not explicitly mentioned among the 65 countries with problems of money laundering and financial crimes linked to drug trafficking; that list does include Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.