Nicaragua is a Central American country bordered by Honduras and Costa Rica. Since the mid-1990s, the country has become a major transit point for drug trafficking, especially of Colombian cocaine. Furthermore, the country's recent history is entangled in the drug trade because of the use in the 1980s of drug money to support the Contras—various rebel groups opposed to the left-wing Sandinista government. Drug consumption is not overly rampant in Nicaragua. Marijuana, the most frequently used illegal drug, is used by approximately 1.1 percent of those between the ages of 12 and 65. Cocaine is the next most frequently used illegal drug, used annually by slightly less than 1 percent of those between the ages of 12 to 65.

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