Oct 19, 2011

Drug War: US says Venezuela not cooperating with drug war

AFP: "Venezuela is not cooperating with the United States in its fight against illegal drug trafficking, US officials told a congressional panel Wednesday. In Bolivia, another nation that has cut off most US cooperation, information from neighboring countries indicates the chiefs of some Mexican and Colombian drug cartels are moving to Bolivia to evade pressure from police, the Drug Enforcement Administration's intelligence chief Rodney Benson told a committee assessing US aid funds for the Andean region.

Meanwhile, Venezuela continues to be the main launch point for regional cocaine transport en route to Central America and then Mexico and the United States, though only one percent of the cocaine Bolivia produces ends up in the US market, the official said." read more

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