All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 14 JUL 2016

Bolivia and Uruguay are set to implement new legal frameworks for combatting drug trafficking, reflecting a regional pattern of governments reassessing their anti-drug policies.

BOLIVIA / 12 JUL 2016

Authorities in Bolivia last year confiscated almost 600 metric tons of precursor chemicals used to process cocaine, underlining the nation's importance in the South American chain of production for the…

BOLIVIA / 6 JUL 2016

Coca cultivation in Bolivia has reached its lowest levels since United Nations monitoring began in 2003, moving the country closer to policy makers' de facto cap on coca…

BOLIVIA / 5 JUL 2016

Growth of cocaine use in South America is outpacing any other region in the world and creating an emerging market boom for organized crime groups that are engaging in…

BOLIVIA / 1 JUL 2016

Authorities in Brazil and Bolivia carried out a joint operation against a group suspected of international drug trafficking in the latest sign of increasing law enforcement cooperation between Brazil and…

BOLIVIA / 2016-07-26 22:46:29

One of Latin America's most impoverished nations, Bolivia is the world's third largest producer of coca after Colombia and Peru, and a key transit point for drugs. In addition to…

BOLIVIA / 9 JUN 2016

Anti-narcotics agents report finding more than 1,000 clandestine landing strips in Bolivia over the past three years, illustrating the country's important role in the regional flow of illegal…

BOLIVIA / 16 MAY 2016

Government officials in Bolivia have accused the former mistress of President Evo Morales of corruption, extortion and racketeering, as Bolivia becomes the latest country to see cracks in the impunity…

BOLIVIA / 12 APR 2016

Security officials in Bolivia have created a database of where the country's gangs operate as part of a broader push to reduce crime and violence in the Andean nation.

BOLIVIA / 7 APR 2016

A pastoral letter by members of Bolivia's Catholic Church has spoken out against drug trafficking and consumption in the country, controversially laying part of the blame on the nation's "corrupt"…

BOLIVIA / 4 MAR 2016

Bolivia's government has touted an increase in drug seizures as a sign of improving interdiction capabilities, while an ongoing scandal involving President Evo Morales continues to unfold. …

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. …

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

We Have Updated Our Website

4 FEB 2021

Welcome to our new home page. We have revamped the site to create a better display and reader experience.

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

BRIEF

InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…