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    Ecuador Transnational Issues - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/ecuador/ecuador_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      organized illegal narcotics operations in Colombia penetrate across Ecuador's shared border and caused over 20,000 refugees to flee into Ecuador in 2004

      Refugees and internally displaced persons:
      refugees (country of origin): 8,270 (Colombia) (2005)

      Illicit drugs:
      significant transit country for cocaine originating in Colombia and Peru; importer of precursor chemicals used in production of illicit narcotics; attractive location for cash-placement by drug traffickers laundering money because of dollarization and weak anti-money-laundering regime; increased activity on the northern frontier by trafficking groups and Colombian insurgents


      NOTE: The information regarding Ecuador on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ecuador Transnational Issues 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ecuador Transnational Issues 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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