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Bolivia-Brazil Border Remains Crime Hotspot

A security operation looking to regain control of the Bolivian border town of San Matías has revealed the extent to which an absence of state institutions has led...
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Legislation Challenges Efforts to Reduce Bolivia Female Prison Population

A new report says that progress made in lowering the number of marginalized women incarcerated for minor drug offenses in Bolivia is at risk of stalling unless...
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Coca Crops and Their Prices Grew in Bolivia in 2017: UNODC Report

The United Nations illicit crop monitoring program reported an increase in coca prices and new crops in Bolivia in 2017, signs of an ongoing trend that has been...
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Red Command Arrests in Bolivia Point to Group’s Likely Expansion

Police in Bolivia have captured three alleged members of one of Brazil's most powerful criminal groups after a brazen armed assault on a military base, raising...
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Mass Presidential Pardon Unlikely to Improve Bolivia Prisons

The president of Bolivia introduced a new amnesty and pardon decree to congress in an attempt to alleviate the country’s prison crisis. However, it is unlikely...
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Latin America Falls Short on Anti-Crime Efforts: US State Department

An annual US report on international drug trafficking suggests that Latin America continues to struggle with developing effective strategies to combat drug...
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Bolivia Prison Raid Highlights Control of Inmates

Authorities in Bolivia seized large quantities of drugs and weapons and several inmates were killed during a police raid at the country’s largest and most...
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Rising Brazil Border Seizures Troubling Sign for the Region

Even without significant investment in border security, weapons and narcotics seizures along Brazil's borders have increased over the last year, giving rise to the...
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Bolivia Bust Shows Demand for Wildlife in China

A recent eco-trafficking bust in Bolivia involving Chinese nationals demonstrates how the ongoing trade in exotic animal parts is being fueled by Asian...