U.S. raps Venezuela, Myanmar on illegal drug trade

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  • Tuesday, 19 Sep 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States criticized Venezuela on Monday for doing too little to fight the drug trade, but said it would not cut off aid to the major U.S. oil supplier so it could keep supporting democracy there. 

In an annual assessment of which nations are the major drug producers and transit points, the White House found that Myanmar and Venezuela had "failed demonstrably" to live up to international commitments to combat drugs, a step that could halt U.S. aid beyond counternarcotics and humanitarian funds. 

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