US President Donald Trump
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US Threatens to Brand Colombia Not Compliant on Anti-Drug Efforts

In an annual designation of major drug trafficking and producing nations, US President Donald Trump broke with decades of precedent by calling out the...
Coca cultivation and production in Bolivia and Peru held steady in 2016
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Bolivia, Peru Cocaine Figures Show Colombia Driving Andean Boom

Newly released data on coca cultivation and cocaine production in Bolivia and Peru shows little significant change from last year, reinforcing the notion that...
Paraguayan political figure Fredy Alberto Godoy Segovia, center, arrested in Bolivia
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Paraguay Politician Arrested in Bolivia With 5 Tons of Marijuana

A Paraguayan politician was arrested during Bolivia's biggest marijuana seizure this year, highlighting how deeply involved Paraguay's officials have become in the...
Will increased legal coca cultivation increase cocaine trafficking?
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Bolivia Defense of Legal Coca Cultivation Likely to Boost Cocaine Trade

President Evo Morales of Bolivia has again defended his administration's plans to expand legal coca cultivation, a move that aims to please some of his biggest...
Brazil's PCC may have up to 1,500 members in Bolivia
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Too Little Too Late? Bolivia, Brazil to Boost Efforts Against Criminal Migration

Authorities in Bolivia and Brazil will enter into a bilateral agreement later this month aimed at combating the expansion of Brazilian criminal groups into Bolivia,...
Coca fields in Bolivia
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Bolivia Coca Cultivation Grows for First Time in 6 Years: UNODC

A United Nations monitoring program reported a rise in coca cultivation in Bolivia in 2016 after five successive years of decline, but this reversal in past trends...
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...