All About Bolivia

ARGENTINA / 28 JUL 2016

Authorities in Argentina seized a massive 80-ton shipment of precursor chemicals used to make cocaine just meters from the Bolivian border, highlighting the nation's importance as a supplier in the…

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 / MARCH 17, 2022

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. …

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