All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 5 AUG 2015

In this special investigation, Peruvian investigative journalism website OjoPublico traces the trail of illegal gold from Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia to companies in the United States.

BOLIVIA / 4 AUG 2015

Bolivia is set to begin more intensive inspections of state company oil trucks bound for Argentina, after uncovering a drug trafficking ring involving a transportation contractor. …

BOLIVIA / 28 JUL 2015

According to Bolivia's top anti-drug official, criminal groups have developed new international drug trafficking routes through the country. Alongside the release of new drug seizure statistics, this all points…

ARGENTINA / 23 JUL 2015

An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization into perceptions of drug activity in Latin America reflects changing patterns in trafficking routes and consumption habits, as well as evolving opinions on…

BOLIVIA / 16 JUL 2015

Officials from Bolivia and Colombia have signed a bilateral anti-drug coordination agreement, taking a step towards closing a narcotics-trafficking information gap that emerged after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)…

BOLIVIA / 9 JUL 2015

A presidential decree that grants amnesty to low-level drug offenders and other special prison populations is a much needed step towards prison reform in Bolivia. However, it falls short of…

BOLIVIA / 30 JUN 2015

Bolivia plans to create a new law aimed at tackling corruption within the national police force, which could prove timely given the nation's rising importance in the cocaine trade. …

BOLIVIA / 11 JUN 2015

The EU has announced $67 million in new anti-drug funding for Bolivia, as the government continues to look to fill the funding gap left by the breakdown of relations with…

BOLIVIA / 10 JUN 2015

Inmates standing trial for a 2013 prison riot in Bolivia that left dozens dead have said that they discussed the attack with police officers and had planned to pay them…

BOLIVIA / 26 MAY 2015

Martin Belaunde was once the manager of President Ollanta Humala's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2006, and the boyfriend of a top advisor to Peru's First Lady. But he is now…

BOLIVIA / 18 MAY 2015

In a series of contentious but dubious allegations, a former military official from Bolivia has accused the presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela of conspiring to traffic cocaine into Spain.

BOLIVIA / 14 MAY 2015

Based on a new paper by Brookings conceptualizing the aftermath of a breakdown in the international narcotics control regime, InSight Crime considers the profound impact the legalization of cocaine could…

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