All About Bolivia

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…

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.

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…