September 2, 2017 / 12:20 AM / in 7 months

Trump urges Colombia's Santos to crack down on drugs -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in a telephone call on Friday to crack down on the production and trafficking of illegal drugs, the White House said in a statement.

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during an event where he declares 14 municipalities free of anti-personnel landmines in Cocorna, Colombia August 17, 2017. Colombian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS

The two leaders also discussed “the deteriorating political, economic, and humanitarian situation in Venezuela,” the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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