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Venezuela Considers Shooting Down Drug Planes

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is considering allowing his government to shoot down foreign planes suspected of drug trafficking.

President Chavez said Thursday he is considering the possibility of bringing down aircraft from neighboring Colombia or the United States.

His comments come three days after the U.S named Venezuela as one of three countries that fails to meet international obligations to fight the drug trade.

President Chavez says his country is doing everything it can to combat drugs and called the United States the number one country responsible for drug production and trafficking.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.