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Bolivia Raises Coca Cultivation Limits, Widens Legal Supply-Demand Gap

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 country's otherwise largely successful coca policy: the gap between legal production and legal consumption.

Bolivia, UNODC Agree on $22 Million Program for Tackling Organized Crime

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 international community's continued support for the Andean nation.*

GameChangers 2016: Illegal Mining and Continuing Criminal Diversification

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 illegal gold can rival the cocaine trade.

Bolivia Minister Says Porous Border Aids Crime Groups

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 role as a regional drug hub.

Report Highlights Overcrowding, Other Problems in Bolivia Prisons

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 reform it.

Dozens of Bolivia Prosecutors Dismissed for Corruption

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 efforts aimed at addressing the issue.

Drug Flights Cross from Bolivia to Argentina Daily: Officials

Drug Flights Cross from Bolivia to Argentina Daily: Officials

Argentine authorities claim that an average of 40 drug flights departing from Bolivia cross the border every month, an estimate that may be colored by political factors but nevertheless reflects actual dynamics of the regional drug trade.

As Evo wins another five years in power, he faces the reality that his country is turning into a center for drug trafficking in South America. Can he stop transnational organized crime taking root?