• Experts say the measure targets so-called mules, who bring in merchandise destined for resale or to supply the island's growing ranks of private entrepreneurs.

    Cubans who live in the U.S. arrive with packages that read "Nelida" to the Jose Marti International Airport as they arrive to Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
  • People who attempted to enter Nicaragua posing as Mexican journalists, are presented during a media briefing after being arrested in Managua August 24, 2012.

    The Aug. 20 seizure pulled back the curtain on Nicaragua's role as a conduit between South American cocaine producers and the Mexican drug cartels.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
  • Vendors wash their vegetables in a river at La Visite National Park, Haiti, preparing them for sale at a street market in Port-au-Prince.

    In the case of La Visite National Park, officials had nowhere to settle the squatters they were trying to evict.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 12:00 AM EST