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    Mexico Transnational Issues - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/mexico/mexico_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international: prolonged regional drought in the border region with the US has strained water-sharing arrangements


      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; major drug syndicates control majority of drug trafficking throughout the country; growing producer and distributor of ecstasy; significant money-laundering center


      NOTE: The information regarding Mexico on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mexico Transnational Issues 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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