Foreign relations of Aruba

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The Netherlands Antilles conducts foreign affairs primarily through the Dutch government, however, Aruba has strong relations with other Caribbean governments. Aruba is an observer in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an associate member of the World Trade Organization through the Netherlands and is a full member of the Association of Caribbean States. They currently have no outstanding international disputes. Aruba is a transit point for US- and Europe-bound narcotics with some accompanying money-laundering activity.

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  • Blickman, Tom. "Mafia on Aruba" Transnational Organized Crime Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 1997