Bolivia's Vice Minister of Citizen Security, Juan Carlos Aparicio

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

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

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

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

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

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...
Aerial surveillance along the Bolivia-Brazil border

Bolivia Minister Says Porous Border Aids Crime Groups

Bolivia's interior minister acknowledged at a regional summit that many border crossings remain vulnerable to criminal activities, a reminder of the Andean nation's...
Bolivia’s Attorney General Ramiro Guerrero.

Dozens of Bolivia Prosecutors Dismissed for Corruption

Authorities in Bolivia say they have dismissed 60 prosecutors for corruption this year, a sign that corruption endures within the judiciary despite government...
Bolivia's prisons are extremely overcrowded

Report Highlights Overcrowding, Other Problems in Bolivia Prisons

A new report details some of the problems facing Bolivia's prison system, and examines some of the challenges policy makers have confronted in their efforts to...