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    Spain Transnational Issues - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/spain/spain_issues.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Disputes - international:
      in 2003, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelmingly by referendum to remain a British colony and against a "total shared sovereignty" arrangement while demanding participation in talks between the UK and Spain; Spain disapproves of UK plans to grant Gibraltar greater autonomy; Morocco protests Spain's control over the coastal enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and the islands of Penon de Velez de la Gomera, Penon de Alhucemas and Islas Chafarinas, and surrounding waters; Morocco serves as the primary launching site of illegal migration into Spain from North Africa

      Illicit drugs:
      key European gateway country and consumer for Latin American cocaine and North African hashish entering the European market; destination and minor transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin; money-laundering site for European earnings of Colombian narcotics trafficking organizations


      NOTE: The information regarding Spain 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 Spain Transnational Issues 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spain Transnational Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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