According to the Reuters article, dated May 1, 2008, the reason why drug
smuggling cocaine) flights from Venezuela have shifted from Haiti to the Dominican Republic, quoting the US Joint Interagency Task Force in Key West, is that the unstable government in Haiti makes for a bad-for-business environment.
Understandably, to successfully operate outside the law it would be favorable to have a solid, stable playing field supported by a strong (they have all the guns) government, a government in need of money and not above doing a little business with criminal elements.
Consider Cuba; a politically stable country, and one in need of money, that has little love for the United States. How unlikely is Cuba's willingness to serve as a base of operations for drug smuggling to the US?
Many believe Tom Clancy's novels (Debt of Honor , 1994; Executive Orders, 1996) contained the blueprint for the attack on the World Trade Center, by using commercial jets asbalistic missiles.
Generated as a work of fiction, perhaps "Below Mile Zero, the new novel by Brooke Babineau, may be a case of real life imitating fiction?