All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 28 FEB 2011

After the arrest of Bolivia's former top narcotics czar Thursday in Panama, accused of running a drug-trafficking ring, attention is again focused on how deep is police and military involvement…

BOLIVIA / 18 FEB 2011

Bolivian police suspect that former members of the Norte Del Valle Cartel have infiltrated their borders, following the dismantling of the Colombian organization in 2010.

BOLIVIA / 2 FEB 2011

The Brazilian and Bolivian police are starting joint anti-drug operations, an acknowledgement of the scale of the cross border problem, perhaps heralding a new direction for the Bolivians, who have…

BOLIVIA / 31 JAN 2011

In what is sure to fuel more debate on whether coca should be taken from the list of United Nations' banned substances, the Bolivian government announced that only 10 to…

BOLIVIA / 20 JAN 2011

A diplomatic battle is raging over whether the United Nations should reverse its ban on coca leaf chewing, with the United States maintaining that such a repeal would strengthen drug-trafficking…

BOLIVIA / 17 JAN 2011

President Evo Morales announced last week that he will relaunch an "international campaign" promoting the decriminalization of the coca leaf, the raw material for making cocaine.

BOLIVIA / 14 JAN 2011

Friday, authorities in Nigeria seized a cocaine shipment with an estimated worth of $7 million in the port city Lagos.

BOLIVIA / 9 DEC 2010

Responding to a remark made by USAID mission director Wayne Nilsestuen about an upcoming "overall reduction" in aid, Bolivia’s vice president Álvaro?García Linera said the U.S. has a "responsibility" to…

BOLIVIA / 6 DEC 2010

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the fight against drug trafficking.

BOLIVIA / 19 NOV 2010

Both the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense for Bolivia and Paraguay signed a bilateral agreement yesterday during the fourth session of the "Two-Plus-Two Dialogue," a summit on smuggling, drug…

BOLIVIA / 12 NOV 2010

The Bolivian government announced on Monday that it has located the six regions in which most of the country’s legally-produced coca is diverted to the illegal drug trade,…

BOLIVIA / 1 NOV 2010

Bolivia has indicated recently that it is interested in new alliances in the fight against the drug trade.

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