‘Scarface’ for a New Millennium: Is Venezuela Sending its Criminals to the U.S.?
If the plot sounds familiar, it is. In Brian De Palma’s 1983 film “Scarface,” Cuba’s Fidel Castro emptied his prisons and mental institutions and sent his former prisoners and inmates to the U.S. as part of the Mariel Boatlift. Not surprisingly, crime skyrocketed in Miami, where a tent city was hastily erected. Refugees included serial...
October 3, 2022