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Former Bolivian Drug Czar Arrested in Panama

After the arrest of Bolivia's former top narcotics czar Thursday in Panama, accused of running a drug-trafficking ring, attention is again focused on how deep is...
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Former Colombian Cartel Members: A New Home in Bolivia?

Bolivian police suspect that former members of the Norte Del Valle Cartel have infiltrated their borders, following the dismantling of the Colombian organization in...
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Bolivia and Brazil Unite Efforts in Drug War

The Brazilian and Bolivian police are starting joint anti-drug operations, an acknowledgement of the scale of the cross border problem, perhaps heralding a new...
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Bolivian Official: Up to 20 Percent of ‘Legal’ Coca Goes to Cocaine

In what is sure to fuel more debate on whether coca should be taken from the list of United Nations' banned substances, the Bolivian government announced that only...
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Ancient Andean Tradition or Dangerous Narcotic? A Tale of Two Documents

A diplomatic battle is raging over whether the United Nations should reverse its ban on coca leaf chewing, with the United States maintaining that such a repeal...
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Morales Struggles to Balance Drug Policy

President Evo Morales announced last week that he will relaunch an "international campaign" promoting the decriminalization of the coca leaf, the raw material for...
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Nigeria Seizes Huge Cocaine Shipment from Bolivia

Friday, authorities in Nigeria seized a cocaine shipment with an estimated worth of $7 million in the port city...
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Bolivia VP: US Has ‘Obligation’ to Fund Anti-Drug Efforts

Responding to a remark made by USAID mission director Wayne Nilsestuen about an upcoming "overall reduction" in aid, Bolivia’s vice president Álvaro?García...
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Bolivia Announces Drug Trafficking Summit with Peru and Brazil

Bolivian government spokesperson, Sacha Llorenti, announced yesterday that Peru, Bolivia and Brazil all plan to hold a meeting to coordinate future policies in the...