All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 29 FEB 2016

Bolivian authorities have arrested Evo Morales' former mistress on corruption charges, in a politically charged case that has already put the president onto the defensive. …

BOLIVIA / 12 JAN 2016

Bolivia may be preparing to ramp up its anti-narcotics strategy in 2016 amidst evidence of an increasing presence of transnational criminal organizations within its borders, further underscoring its role as…

BOLIVIA / 11 JAN 2016

Bolivia's Attorney General's Office dismissed or sanctioned more than 100 of its employees in 2015 for various transgressions, pointing to the pervasiveness of corruption within the institution, but also to…

BOLIVIA / 23 NOV 2015

According to a Bolivian government official, the country has made significant progress in discouraging drug traffickers from using routes across Lake Titicaca, which connects Peru with Bolivia. However, it is…

BOLIVIA / 13 NOV 2015

A debate on what to do with Bolivia's overflowing stores of seized coca highlights the Andean nation's unique relationship with the leaf and its approach to combating drug…

BOLIVIA / 11 NOV 2015

Bolivia has taken an important step towards reducing its key role in South America's cocaine air bridge by agreeing to purchase radar equipment designed to detect drug planes.

BOLIVIA / 21 SEP 2015

Drug flights between the Peru-Bolivia air bridge have a relatively brief yet intense history. Hundreds of flights have created a new drug boom, especially in Peru's Apurimac and Ene River Valley…

BOLIVIA / 17 SEP 2015

Equipped primarily with old US planes, drug traffickers in Bolivia and Peru have rebuilt the cocaine air bridge that was first popularized during the 1980s and 1990s. Authorities are scrambling…

BOLIVIA / 15 SEP 2015

Secret US indictments obtained by the press have implicated top Bolivian officials in drug trafficking, reigniting the highly charged debate over whether Bolivia is a victim of US political persecution…

BOLIVIA / 4 SEP 2015

A recent shootout between Bolivian police and two foreign nationals speaks to the internationalization of Brazil's oldest criminal group.

BOLIVIA / 19 AUG 2015

With new data showing Bolivia coca cultivation has reached its lowest point in over a decade, InSight Crime spoke with a leading expert on how the Andean nation's innovative coca…

BOLIVIA / 14 AUG 2015

Bolivian officials are looking to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, a significant shift that would likely have a major impact on the Andean nation's ability to combat…

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