All About Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 4 AUG 2015

Bolivia is set to begin more intensive inspections of state company oil trucks bound for Argentina, after uncovering a drug trafficking ring involving a transportation contractor. …

BOLIVIA / 28 JUL 2015

According to Bolivia's top anti-drug official, criminal groups have developed new international drug trafficking routes through the country. Alongside the release of new drug seizure statistics, this all points…

ARGENTINA / 23 JUL 2015

An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization into perceptions of drug activity in Latin America reflects changing patterns in trafficking routes and consumption habits, as well as evolving opinions on…

BOLIVIA / 16 JUL 2015

Officials from Bolivia and Colombia have signed a bilateral anti-drug coordination agreement, taking a step towards closing a narcotics-trafficking information gap that emerged after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)…

BOLIVIA / 9 JUL 2015

A presidential decree that grants amnesty to low-level drug offenders and other special prison populations is a much needed step towards prison reform in Bolivia. However, it falls short of…

BOLIVIA / 30 JUN 2015

Bolivia plans to create a new law aimed at tackling corruption within the national police force, which could prove timely given the nation's rising importance in the cocaine trade. …

BOLIVIA / 11 JUN 2015

The EU has announced $67 million in new anti-drug funding for Bolivia, as the government continues to look to fill the funding gap left by the breakdown of relations with…

BOLIVIA / 10 JUN 2015

Inmates standing trial for a 2013 prison riot in Bolivia that left dozens dead have said that they discussed the attack with police officers and had planned to pay them…

BOLIVIA / 26 MAY 2015

Martin Belaunde was once the manager of President Ollanta Humala's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2006, and the boyfriend of a top advisor to Peru's First Lady. But he is now…

BOLIVIA / 18 MAY 2015

In a series of contentious but dubious allegations, a former military official from Bolivia has accused the presidents of Bolivia and Venezuela of conspiring to traffic cocaine into Spain.

BOLIVIA / 14 MAY 2015

Based on a new paper by Brookings conceptualizing the aftermath of a breakdown in the international narcotics control regime, InSight Crime considers the profound impact the legalization of cocaine could…

BOLIVIA / 6 APR 2015

Bolivia's firing of seven state prosecutors and a recent UN report lambasting corruption in the justice system highlights an institutional weakness that is increasing Bolivia's vulnerability to transnational organized crime.

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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…

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. …

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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…