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A country with a historical record of political upheaval, the current presidency of Evo Morales has instilled a measure of stability since 2006, but placed the country at odds with the United States over counternarcotics strategy.

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Bolivia Seemingly Powerless to Stop Rampant Vehicle Smuggling

NEWS / 22 JUL 2021

A recent clash between soldiers and smugglers has pointed to how Bolivia’s trade in contraband has reached a flashpoint.

Why Did Bolivia's Former Interior Minister Get Arrested in the US?

NEWS / 28 MAY 2021

Bolivia's controversial former interior minister and his chief of staff have both been arrested in the United States on charges that they secured a multimillion-dollar contract for a group of…

Bolivia Family Clans Key Cocaine Suppliers to Brazil, Colombia

NEWS / 14 MAY 2021

The extradition of a prominent Bolivian drug trafficker to Brazil has shed rare light on how family clans in the Andean nation serve as important cocaine suppliers to powerful organized…

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BOLIVIA / 13 MAY 2021

Smuggling networks are feeding illegal mining operations across the Amazon Basin with mercury, despite global efforts to clamp down on the use of the substance.

BOLIVIA / 23 APR 2021

The arrest of an acting government minister in Bolivia has reinforced how land trafficking in the nation is fueled by a strong undercurrent of corruption, time and time again.

BOLIVIA / 20 APR 2021

An old associate of Pablo Escobar, who spent 27 years in prison in the United States, is behind bars once again – this time in Peru – which goes to…

BOLIVIA / 26 FEB 2021

While the seizure of 23 tons of cocaine by German, Belgian and Dutch police, the largest-ever haul of the drug in the EU, was noteworthy, it serves as merely the…

BOLIVIA / 5 FEB 2021

The seizure of a cocaine-laced package, bound for Thailand, at an airport in Bolivia, shines light on the little-known drug trafficking route to south and southeastern Asia that relies on…

ARGENTINA / 29 JAN 2021

While unrest gripped much of Latin America in 2019, it was the coronavirus that took center stage and ripped through the region in 2020, upending everything from commercial trade to…

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