Human smuggling from Cuba

Human smuggling from Cuba to the United States through Mexico costs up to $10,000 per person. The route is usually by boat into Mexico and then across the US-Mexico border.

An estimated 10,000 Cubans are smuggled into Mexico each year on their way to the United States.

Source: Arthur Brice, “Cuban migrants held for ransom in Mexico rescued, government says,” CNN, September 1, 2010.