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    Mexico Transnational Issues - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/mexico/mexico_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      prolonged drought, population growth, and outmoded practices and infrastructure in the border region have strained water-sharing arrangements with the US; the US has stepped up efforts to stem nationals from Mexico, Central America, and other parts of the world from illegally crossing the border with Mexico

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      IDPs: 12,000 (government's quashing of Zapatista uprising in 1994 in eastern Chiapas Region) (2004)

      Illicit drugs:
      illicit cultivation of opium poppy (cultivation in 2001 - 4,400 hectares; potential heroin production - 7 metric tons) and of cannabis (in 2001 - 4,100 hectares); government eradication efforts have been key in keeping illicit crop levels low; major supplier of heroin and largest foreign supplier of marijuana and methamphetamine to the US market; continues as the primary transshipment country for US-bound cocaine from South America, accounting for about 70 percent of estimated annual cocaine movement to the US; major drug syndicates control majority of drug trafficking throughout the country; producer and distributor of ecstasy; significant money-laundering center


      NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mexico Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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