Santo Trafficante Jr.

Son of a Sicilian capo, Trafficante is second only to Lansky in the Mafia’s organization in Cuba. From his base of operations at the famous San Souci cabaret, he controls the network of casinos, prostitution, and most importantly the newly burgeoning and lucrative cocaine business. His almost pathological need to shine is offset by a ruthless personal discipline, which wins him credit in Lansky’s eyes, enough credit even to challenge Lanksy’s decisions at times, and get away with it. Astute, insightful, and conciliatory, Trafficante has positioned himself as a trusted mediator between the Havana/Las Vegas operations and the Five Families of New York.