An anti-narcotics police officer stands guard at a landing zone near a cocaine lab in Calamar, Guaviare state, Colombia. Police seized cocaine and chemicals at the lab. About 104 labs have been destroyed by the police in a five day period.(AP/Fernando Vergara)
Venezuela

Venezuela Accused Of Drug Peddling After Dropping U.S.’ Petrodollar Trade Scheme

U.S. President Donald Trump recently signed a determination that singles out Venezuela for failing to adhere to counternarcotics obligations. The accusation came – perhaps not so coincidentally – on the same day that Venezuela declared it will no longer participate in the U.S.’ petrodollar trade system.