Venezuela OKs Anti-Drug Pact With U.S.
Venezuelan officials said Thursday that they have approved a new anti-drug agreement with the U.S., months after the South American nation suspended cooperation amid allegations of U.S. spying. “We have resolved our basic differences and we hope that we will be able to sign soon,” said Salome Hernandez, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. The new agreement will go into effect once it has been signed by Venezuelan Interior Minister Jesse Chacon and U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield, said Luis Correa, Venezuela’s top anti-drug official. Full Story