All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 8 DEC 2014

A top security official in Bolivia has indicated stolen US planes are used to traffic drugs in the eastern border region, however this revelation -- if true – has little…

BOLIVIA / 27 NOV 2014

A revealing video from Peru shows the speed with which drug traffickers can load up an aircraft with cocaine before take-off, demonstrating how easily criminal groups are taking advantage one…

BOLIVIA / 25 NOV 2014

Bolivia reportedly has no way of detecting liquid cocaine, an increasingly important form of drug smuggling in the Andean nation, further undermining drug interdiction efforts, even as security officials admit…

BOLIVIA / 20 NOV 2014

Bolivia and Peru have signed a joint agreement to combat drug trafficking along their shared frontier. However, it is unlikely that their proposed strategy will be enough to stop the heavy…

BOLIVIA / 31 OCT 2014

According to Bolivia's Congress, there are some 300 public prosecutors who are currently under investigation for allegedly committing a crime, a figure that suggests a high degree of judicial corruption…

BOLIVIA / 21 OCT 2014

As it moves to implement drug plane shoot-down legislation, Bolivia has created a new body focused on defending its airspace from drug traffickers -- a step that carries with it…

BOLIVIA / 20 OCT 2014

For the second time in less than a week, a group of Bolivians living in slave-like conditions has been rescued by police in São Paulo, highlighting both Brazil's status as…

BOLIVIA / 17 OCT 2014

Bolivia's anti-drug task force has increased security operations to combat the growing presence of drug trafficking groups in the Amazon, a neglected but hugely strategic area for organized crime, not…

BOLIVIA / 16 OCT 2014

Transnational organized crime likes opportunities and little resistance. Bolivia currently provides both and finds itself at the heart of a new criminal dynamic that threatens national and citizen security in…

BOLIVIA / 16 OCT 2014

It is important to note that InSight Crime does not believe that Bolivia has been taken over by transnational organized crime (TOC), nor is even close to it. However, the…

BOLIVIA / 16 OCT 2014

Antonio* laughed as he pointed to the sign above the entrance to Bolivia's most notorious prison. "Rehabilitation centre? This is where you come if you want to find out what…

BOLIVIA / 16 OCT 2014

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested an alleged major drug trafficker who managed to evade capture for 19 years, in a case that illustrates the links between Bolivian and foreign criminal…

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