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Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero
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Brazil Crime Groups Share Territorial Control in Bolivia: Minister

Recent attacks in Bolivia attributed to Brazil's main criminal groups have led Bolivia's interior minister to believe that these organziations have divided...
PCC graffiti inside a Brazil prison
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Brazil’s Biggest Gang Sets Sights on Regional Expansion

A slew of recent reports indicates Brazil's PCC is stepping up its criminal activities in countries throughout South America, which one expert says is a clear sign...
Coca eradicators in Bolivia
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What Can Bolivia Teach Post-Conflict Colombia about Coca Reduction?

A new report by an advocacy group based in Bolivia details how the Andean nation's failed experiences with forced coca eradication can be used as a lesson for...
Bolivia's Vice Minister of Citizen Security, Juan Carlos Aparicio
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Arrests Suggest Brazilian Gangs Are Deepening Presence in Bolivia

Recent actions carried out in Bolivia by Brazil's two most powerful prison gangs indicate these groups are looking to deepen their presence in the Andean nation as...
Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero
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Bolivia Minister Sticks to Party Line on Foreign Cartel Presence

Bolivia's interior minister said emissaries of Brazilian and Colombian drug trafficking groups are operating within the Andean nation, but the scope of foreign...
Ubisoft's upcoming blockbuster video game
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French Video Game Brings Narco-Culture to Virtual World

A French company is set to release a video game in which Bolivia is portrayed as a narco-state infiltrated by Mexican cartels, an illustration of the expanding...
Bolivian coca packaged for legal consumption
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Bolivia Raises Coca Cultivation Limits, Widens Legal Supply-Demand Gap

Bolivia's government has agreed to raise permitted levels of legal coca production after violent protests by farmers, in a move that exacerbates the flaw in the...
The UNODC and Bolivia signing the 2016-2020 Country Program
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Bolivia, UNODC Agree on $22 Million Program for Tackling Organized Crime

The UNODC has promised to expand cooperation with the government of Bolivia on combating organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, a sign of the...
Illegal mining has destroyed virgin jungle
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GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

Latin America witnessed a criminal boom in illegal mining in 2016, and a rise of complementary illicit activities, as organized crime recognized the potential of...