Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2017

US Singles Out Bolivia, Venezuela Counternarcotics Failures

US President Barack Obama has once again named mostly Latin American countries as being those most responsible for drug trafficking or production and has singled...
The border crossing into La Quiaca, Argentina

Bolivian Children Sold for $300 on Argentina Border

A recent investigation provides insight into the human trafficking networks operating along the border between Bolivia and Argentina, where children have been sold...
Hundreds of jaguar's teeth have been seized in Bolivia

Chinese Smugglers Driving Up Jaguar Killings in Bolivia

The trafficking of jaguar teeth from Bolivia's natural parks to China has sparked worries that Asian smugglers are boosting this illegal...

Can Radar Shut Down the Bolivia Cocaine Air Bridge?

The government in Bolivia has finalized a contract for an advanced nationwide radar system, but doubts remain as to whether this alone will be enough to halt the...
House where the precursors where seized. Photo c/o National Gendarmerie

Argentina Seizes 80 Tons of Precursors Along Bolivia Border

Authorities in Argentina seized a massive 80-ton shipment of precursor chemicals used to make cocaine just meters from the Bolivian border, highlighting the...
Congress debating anti-drug law

Bolivia, Uruguay Latest Countries to Propose Drug Law Reforms

Bolivia and Uruguay are set to implement new legal frameworks for combatting drug trafficking, reflecting a regional pattern of governments reassessing their...

Precursor Seizures Show Bolivia’s Role in Cocaine Trade

Authorities in Bolivia last year confiscated almost 600 metric tons of precursor chemicals used to process cocaine, underlining the nation's importance in the South...
Coca leaves

UN Reports Small Decrease in Bolivia Coca Cultivation

Coca cultivation in Bolivia has reached its lowest levels since United Nations monitoring began in 2003, moving the country closer to policy makers' de facto cap on...
cocaine consumption in South America booms

Surging South America Cocaine Use a Market Boom for Crime Networks

Growth of cocaine use in South America is outpacing any other region in the world and creating an emerging market boom for organized crime groups that are...