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    Dominican Republic Transnational Issues - 2004

      Disputes - international:
      despite efforts to control illegal migration, destitute Haitians fleeing poverty and violence continue to cross into the Dominican Republic; illegal migration of Dominicans and other nationals across the Mona Passage to Puerto Rico has increased in the last year

      Illicit drugs:
      transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; has become a transshipment point for ecstasy from the Netherlands and Belgium destined for US and Canada; substantial money-laundering activity; Colombian narcotics traffickers favor the Dominican Republic for illicit financial transactions

      NOTE: The information regarding Dominican Republic on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dominican Republic Transnational Issues 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominican Republic Transnational Issues 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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