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President Biden Says Venezuela and Bolivia Failed to Comply with Their Anti-Drug Trafficking Obligations and Promises Partnerships with Mexico and Colombia
The Joe Biden government announced that several Latin American countries with sales or producers of illicit drugs, Venezuela and Bolivia, did not comply with their obligations to fight drug trafficking and the agreements agreed by both countries.
He announced that he is interested in being able to expand said cooperation with other key countries, Mexico and Colombia. President Joe Biden in a statement to the press identified the following countries sale of illicit drugs, Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama and Venezuela.
Joe Biden did point directly to Bolivia and Venezuela in making substantial efforts during the previous 12 months.
The United States' greatest commitment is to work together with countries in the Western Hemisphere to address the challenges of drug trafficking and use. He announced that his administration is seeking to expand all negotiations with other countries, such as Mexico and Colombia in order to combat drug trafficking and the production of dangerous synthetic drugs that are the cause of overdose deaths.
Biden stated that his management team will continue to work with Mexico to dismantle all transnational criminal organizations and their networks.
United States seeks how to expand cooperation with China, India and other countries in the world, which are sources of the chemical resource to disrupt the entire global flow of synthetic drugs.
Overdose deaths in the United States
Overdose deaths in the United States increased by about 30% in 2020, reaching the highest number ever seen.
Overdoses of synthetic opioids ( mainly fentanyl ) and psychostimulants such as methanediamine also increased in 2020. Deaths from cocaine also increased in 2020.
Biden expressed that drug overdose and addiction in the United States is the main priority of Public Health of his administration.