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Bolivia Touts Successes in the War on Drugs as the United States Ceases Anti-narcotic Aid

From lainformacion.com, May 24, 2013- Today the Bolivian government stated that since the expulsion of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in 2008, the fight against drugs has gotten better and has done so without violating human rights. This announcement comes a day after the United States announced that it would be closing its Counternarcotics Assistance Office (NAS) after almost 40 years of work in Bolivia. According to the Bolivian government, from 1999-2005 the DEA seized 55 metric tons of cocaine, but from 2006-2012 the Bolivian anti-drug police seized 187 metric tons of the drug. The announced closure of NAS come three weeks after Bolivian president Evo Morales announced his decision to expel the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), accusing it of conspiracy and interference in policy, claims that the United States has rejected. Read Article

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La Calera, Chile: Anti-narcotics Brigade Seized More than 116 Kilos of Cocaine

May 22, 2013- Impacto Diario reported that agents of the Chilean Anti-narcotics Brigade (Briant) seized 116 kilos 541 grams of cocaine in the city of La Calera. This success was part of Briant’s efforts to thwart a drug ring operating from Bolivia, although there has only been one arrest so far, the driver of the […]

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Colchane, Chile: Police Arrest Bolivian Migrant for Drug Trafficking

May 23, 2013- Terra reported that Chilean authorities arrested Alvaro Mendoza, 21, in Colchane, Chile after he tried to evade immigration authorities by entering the north side of the complex. During a close inspection after the failed evasion attempt, authorities discovered more than 3 kilos of marijuana in Mendoza’s backpack. Mendoza came from the city […]

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Brazil Takes Initiative to Combat Money Laundering in Bolivia

Terra reported on May 21, 2013 that Brazil will help support the Bolivian government combat corruption and transnational organized crime, by providing Bolivia with a technology lab to monitor money laundering. Brazil is the first country to initiate such support to the Bolivian government for this type of criminal activity. According to the Brazilian embassy […]

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OAS Report Reveals Global Source of Cocaine, Primary Source of Heroin in the Americas

Infobae.com reported on May 20, 2013 that the Organization of American State’s latest report on the drug problem in the Americas reveals that Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, together, produce the entire world’s supply of cocaine. Recent Colombian successes in eradicating coca have diminished Colombian cocaine production, however, the amount of cocaine produced in Peru and […]

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U.S. diplomat visits Ecuador to examine Colombian refugees plight

Edmonton Journal through the AP reported that U.S. State Department’s assistant secretary for refugee issues is drawing attention to the plight of Colombian refugees who have fled across the border into Ecuador. Anne C. Richards says the problem is continuing even though the Colombian government is in peace talks with rebels. Many refugees say they […]

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Bolivia and Brazil Prepare Anti-Drug Trafficking Operations along Border

Bolivia and Brazil Prepare Anti-Drug Trafficking Operations along the Border El Día reported on May 15, 2013 that Bolivia and Brazil will increase cooperation on anti-drug efforts along their border. At a technical meeting in Santa Cruz, Bolivian Deputy Minister of Social Defense, Felipe Cáceres and Brazilian Secretary of Public Security, Regina Mikal, agreed to […]

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Brazil and Bolivia Partnership to Increase Border Security

Terra reported on May 14, 2013, that Brazilian and Bolivian officials met in Santa Cruz to discuss border security concerns. Issues discussed included drug trafficking, human trafficking, and illegal immigrants traveling across the border. Bolivia has become a critical player to Brazil as 60% of the cocaine in Brazil comes from Bolivia. Bolivia is one […]

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Protests against government in Bolivia escalate, massive road blocks

Eluniverso.com reported that the failed attempt to take an airport and the upsurge of roadblocks in Bolivia aborted yesterday a meeting between the government and the Workers Central (COB) that sought to appease the country, prey for eight days of a general strike. Ministers of Economy, Luis Arce, Working, Daniel Santalla, and Government, Carlos Romero, […]

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FARC deserters setting up camp in Bolivia, training narcos

Former guerrillas of the FARC guerrilla organization abandoned this seemingly would provide military training drug traffickers in that country to avoid the control of the authorities and care for crops. This was revealed by the Bolivian Vice Minister of Social Defense, Felipe Cáceres and the newspaper El Deber reported on its website. The information submitted […]

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Bolivia takes Chile to Hague in attempt to reclaim access to Pacific Ocean

Bolivia has filed a lawsuit against Chile at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to reclaim access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia lost access to the coastline in a 19th Century war with Chile, leaving it landlocked ever since. Chile says Bolivia’s demand has no historical or legal basis. Read Article

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Bolivian authorities seize 5,000 baby alligators in crackdown on illegal species trafficking

Bolivia police seized five thousand live young alligators in an operation against animal trafficking in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, on the border with Brazil and Paraguay, announced today the Governor of Santa Cruz. The pups were taken to the city of Santa Cruz in trucks from the village of San Matias, located on […]

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Brazil state of Acre state of emergency, surge of illegal immigrants

The Brazilian state of Acre has declared a state of emergency after a surge of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bolivia and Peru. Officials said most of the immigrants originally came from Haiti but others had come from as far afield as Bangladesh, Senegal and Nigeria. They said about 1,700 illegal migrants had arrived over the […]

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Bolivia:documentary from 2009 event in alleged plot to kill Morales

People and Power In the early hours of April 16, 2009, a heavily armed special forces unit of the Bolivian police crept into a downtown hotel in the eastern city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. They made their way to two upstairs rooms and burst in. Within minutes, three European guests had been shot […]

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Two Peruvians arrested Bolivia near Lake Titicaca with a ton of cocaine

Two Peruvians were arrested in Bolivia, near Lake Titicaca, following the seizure of one ton of cocaine. This was revealed yesterday by the director of the Special Force against Drug Trafficking, Gonzalo Quesada. The operation was conducted in the northeastern city of Guaqui, near Lake Titicaca, and the illegal cargo was transported in separate vehicles, […]

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British tourist killed in Bolivia bus crash

thestar.co.uk reported that a young woman with a ‘complete love of life’ died when the bus in which she was travelling tipped down a hillside abroad. Rita McAndrew, aged 24, of Burcot Road, Meersbrook, Sheffield, was travelling in South America before taking up a place at university to study science. A Sheffield inquest heard the […]

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Bolivia, Chile: relations between the two tense, Bolivian soldiers detained released to Chile

As heroes were welcomed home three Bolivian soldiers who were released after being imprisoned in Chile accused of illegally entering the country on 25 January. Jose Luis Fernandez (18) Augusto Cardenas (19) and Alex Shock (20), who accepted the conditional suspension of proceedings at the hearing made this morning in Pozo Almonte, arrived at the […]

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Chile: three Bolivian soldiers remain in custody, next hearing Feb. 25, 13

La-razon.com reported that the Justice of Chile extended by ten days the deadline for prosecutors Township Tarapacá Chile seek history in the case of the three detained Bolivian military while pursuing a group of smugglers vehicles. February 25 was the date set the hearing to be defined whether or not to open the trial of […]

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55 dead during Carnival 2013 in Bolivia

peopledaily.com. reported over the long holiday weekend and Carnival in Bolivia last Friday to next Tuesday, there were 55 homicides, suicides, accidents, and natural alcohol intoxication, police said. Over the long holiday weekend and Carnival in Bolivia last Friday to next Tuesday, there were 55 homicides, suicides, accidents, and natural alcohol intoxication, police said. The […]

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Bolivia: After journalists death government to move on a new law for femicide

Elpais.com reported that the Government of Bolivia has announced that Congress will approve as soon as possible a law punishable by 30 years in prison on femicide and discuss a proposed chemical castration for rapists. The initiative was accelerated after the murder, on Tuesday, Huaycho Hanali journalist at the hands of her husband, police Lt. […]

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Survey Says: Haiti, Bolivia, Ecuador among most corrupt countries in Latin America

According to proceso.com.do in a study conducted by Elizabeth J. Zechmaeister, a Vanderbilt professor in charge of the survey that is conducted every two years, told me that the percentage of victims of corruption in the region rose in 2012, but that trend is not uniform across countries. “The countries that made up the regional […]

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Bolivia: U.S. scientific team scandal

strategic-culture.org reported the scandal over the «scientific team from the USA» broke out, despite attempts by the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia to kill it off. In June 2012, a team of team of specialists numbering 50 people came to the country, ostensibly to study the adverse effects of high altitude on humans and their capacity […]

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Bolivia suffers second major vehicle accident in less than 24 hours, buses collide head on

NTN24.com reported that “There are some 15 dead, 42 wounded there, of those 42, 15 are of gravity and the rest are bruised and policontusos under observation,” said the head of the municipal hospital of San Ignacio de Chiquitos, Espinoza Dawner stop. The incident was recorded “in the morning (on Thursday) in the middle of […]

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Bill introduced in Bolivia to use chemical castration for sexual abusers

According to actualidad.rt.com, The Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia seeks to stop sexual violence in the country, for which it has submitted a bill that punishes with chemical castration to all abusers. “Every day there are reports of violations. The draft law against violence against women arises castration chemistry. The law has to be tough […]

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Tourist Warning for Dengue outbreak in areas of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia

For the dengue epidemic in neighboring countries, Argentina prevention extreme Sanjuan8.com reported that the Ministry of Health warned tourists who plan to travel to countries Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia take extra preventive measures against the disease so far this year and caused 317 deaths. The Ministry of Health warned tourists planning to travel to neighboring […]

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Bolivia: Morales plans to export coca leaves to ALBA countries

President Evo Morales announced that it will make efforts to export to the ALBA countries without alkaloid cocaine after Bolivia was readmitted to the Convention on Narcotic Drugs of the United Nations. “The next battle will be how to export coca leaf itself based on the 1961 Convention. Course, some conditions must be met as […]

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Ananea Bolivia: Woman detained at bus station for trafficking women for prostitution

pachamamaradio.org reported that imprisoned in the penitentiary of women Lampa Jarvis Suasnabar Jackeline Flores 24 years old, who tricked brought ladies from Huancayo to make them work as chaperones in Ananea. Jarvis Suasnabar Jackeline Flores was captured yesterday at the bus terminal and then transferred to Juliaca criminal Lampa, because the Court of Inquiry ordered […]

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Bolivia: Political Sexual Scandal (Video)

zonaplus.netA man dragging an unconscious woman to a meeting room. The sitting in an armchair. Other people come and rearranged. A minute later, the first man nods and lights out. He leans over her and the image is blurred. Then lie down on the floor above and will apparently abused her sexually. Allegedly occurred after […]

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Santa Cruz Bolivia: Sexual assault cases increase 27 percent

The numbers of rape in Santa Cruz increased by 27%, ie, there were 141 new cases. According to figures provided by Maria Rosa Valencia, director of the Defense of Children and Adolescents of the Mayor, the Special Victims Unit (SVU) in 2011 there have been 1014 cases, of which 525 correspond to sexual violence, especially […]

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Bolivia believes U.S. embassy working to undermine government

Bolivia has said that the US embassy in La Paz is actively working to undermine the government of President Evo Morales. There is “irrefutable evidence” that the US mission is working “to damage the image and prestige of the government,” AFP quoted Juan Ramon Quintana, the minister of the presidency, as saying on Sunday. The […]

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Bolivia: missing Australian tourists, guide found

Edmonton Journal reported that Bolivian authorities have found five Australians and their tour guide a day after they were reported missing near one of South American country’s most popular tourist attractions. Civil Defence official Oscar Cabrera says the tourists were visiting Salar de Uyuni, a salt flat in the Andes mountain range of southwestern Bolivia. […]

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Bolivia installs new Army High Command

President Evo Morales installed today the new Army High Command, replacing two military commanders and urging the new authorities to continue the work done by the outgoing general staff. The new High Command includes Maj. Gen. Edwin de la Fuente, who swore in as new commander of the Armed Forces of the Plurinational State, replacing […]

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Bolivia: In effort to get water to entire population, Morales announcs third phase of investment for water distribution

Bolivian President Evo Morales, announced today the implementation of the third phase of the program My Water (More investment for water) in 2013, to reach all the country’s population. The president gave this information in the event to mark the three years created the municipality of Villa Charcas, belonging to the province Cintis Nor, in […]

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Mercosur Summit: on table is discussion over Bolivia, Ecuador becoming full members

The Mercosur summit which meets this week, December 6/7 in Brasilia is scheduled to debate the incorporation of Ecuador and Bolivia to the regional block which earlier this year, after waiting since 2006 finally integrated Venezuela as full member. President Dilma Rousseff is the host and will pass the chair on to Uruguay for the […]

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Bolivia in hopes of securing China investment

Bolivia’s La Paz state government Tuesday presented China’s ambassador to Bolivia Li Dong with 10 projects, hoping to secure investment and cooperation from China for industrial, production and food development. “The meeting with China’s ambassador is positive and we are certain these projects are going to be undertaken in the short- and medium-term,” La Paz […]

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Bolivia considering purchase of nine helicopters for 2013

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced in the last week that he is considering a bulk purchase of nine helicopters – one for the leader of each of Bolivia’s nine states. His consideration is based around the fact that he now considers a helicopter as a necessary tool for the state leaders to carry […]

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Bolivian officials arrested for demanding bribes of $50,000 from U.S. citizen

A senior government attorney and five other officials were arrested on charges they demanded $50,000 from a U.S. man who has spent 18 months in a Bolivian jail, the Andean nation’s interior minister said Tuesday.Carlos Romero told a press conference the six people in custody were part of a wider corruption ring.Jacob Ostreicher, a 53-year-old […]

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Three border routes used by narco traffickers to enter and leave Bolivia from Brazil

Three routes identified by intelligence used by narco traffickers to enter and leave Bolivia from Brazil: San Ignacio de Velasco, San Matías, Pto. Suárez. Fruit of the ringleaders of the cartel detection First Command of the Capital (PCC) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, drug force identified three border routes used by traffickers to enter and leave […]

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Bolivia: 51 one police injured along with numerous civilians in clashes over territorial boundaries

At least 51 members of the security forces and many civilians were injured in the clashes arising from a conflict of territorial boundaries in Bolivian region of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. “The police were attacked with sticks and stones. There are 51, including chiefs and officers, injured, injuries of varying magnitude, “said Friday the police […]

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Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru considering fund to pay informants who report drug trafficking

Bolivia, Brazil and Peru studying create a common fund to pay rewards to informants who report drug trafficking, said the Bolivian Minister of Government Carlos Romero, who met Wednesday with their counterparts in Lima. The resources for the fund will come from the confiscation of drug traffickers to the implementation in the three countries that […]

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Change and Progress In Bolivia

Chaotic and scattered on a plateau of the Andes, the Bolivian city of El Alto is known for altitude sickness, poverty and the overthrow of governments, an overwhelming reputation that frightens many businesses. But years of relative stability and economic growth are changing both attitudes and access to wealth in one of the poorest countries […]

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Bolivia: Indigenous community law allows for castration of rapists

Carmelo Titirico, leader of the organization “Julian Apaza Marka”, said the first tribal council which met in the 13th district of El Alto , a city near La Paz, sentences passed under what is known as justice Community which is recognized by the new Constitution of Bolivia , in force since 2009. The country has […]

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Bolivian airline to begin flights to Madrid in December 2012

Manager Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA), Ronald Casso, said Thursday that the state airline will inaugurate the international route Bolivia-Spain on December 7, with the first flight will depart from and arrive at Madrid Airport Viru Viru, in the city of Santa Cruz. “We have confirmed the first Boliviana de Aviación flight from Madrid to Viru […]

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Latin American countries monitoring precursor chemicals in effort to curb drug manufacturing

Drug Office of the National Gendarmerie, along with local agencies and most of Latin America, put in place a mechanism to control the production of chemicals that can be used to make drugs. These are the results. The need to participate, engage and coordinate objectives and global efforts against this scourge according to defonline.com.ar The […]

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President Morales claims much of his wealth consists of ponchos that were gifts

Bolivian President, Evo Morales made clear in the last few hours that his personal fortune is of thousands of dollars, especially for the large amount of knitted ponchos he has, gifts given by his indigenous brothers. Morales faced for the first time the accusations on alleged multiplication of his goods, and specified that just in […]

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Bolivian authorities seize drug shipment destined for Chile

The Special Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN) seized today, in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, a drug shipment to Chile, advanced anti-drug prosecutor Jose Parra. Parra said the cocaine was hidden in metal coils in two containers, carrying a truck whose destination was Chile, but said it has not yet quantified the amount of […]

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Female Wrestling (Lucha Libre) in Bolivia – video

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Narco traffickers from Paraguay using drug routes through Tarija Bolivia

Tarija, Colonel Raul Herbas, announced that due to a track that was made in recent weeks, it was established that drug traffickers use routes Paraguayans this department for transportation of marijuana. Investigations disclosed that the illegal is transported to the borders of Chile, being that sometimes reach the Republic of Peru. Read Article

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Bolivia: 122 kilos cocaine seized in Chuquisaca

The Narcotics Division seized 122 kilos in Chuquisaca in 122 packages of cocaine, the drug was hidden in a vehicle that ran a provincial road. The left motor to the municipality of Sucre Monteagudo in Chuquisaca chaco. Miguel Cardozo, commander of the police department of Chuquisaca, said it is presumed that the merchandise was destined […]

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Bolivia: three suspects detained in bombing attack of radio journalist

Bolivian police confirmed the arrest of three suspects in the attack against Radio Popular FM Yacuiba, Tarija department, which almost cost the life of its director, Fernando Vidal, 70, and his assistant, Karen Arce , aged 25. Read Article

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Bolivian radio journalist set afire while on the air

bbc.co.uk reported that a Bolivian radio journalist has been attacked while he was conducting a radio show in the southern city of Yacuiba. Staff at Radio Popular said four masked men broke into the studio, poured petrol over presenter Fernando Vidal and set him alight. Read Article

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Rurrenabaque Bolivia: former British soldier arrested for possession of submachine gun, cocaine

A man who identified himself as a former British special forces soldier has been arrested in an Amazon jungle tourist town for illegal possession of a submachine gun, a pistol and an unspecified quantity of cocaine, authorities said Wednesday. Mark David Hassell was arrested Monday night in his room at a boarding house in Rurrenabaque […]

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Bolivia: women detained in human trafficking enterprise

Fmbolivia.net reported that Criminal gangs who have committed offenses incurred kidnappings or trafficked in recent weeks are led by women, saw two police chiefs expert in this topic. That is because the women can approach men more easily than potential victims and even generate a kind of friendship with them. Furthermore, when taking actions are […]

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Areas of Bolivia go unchecked in terms of dynamite sales, lack of safety controls

La-razon.comThe mayor of Llallagua, Abel Montes, complements the marketing of this material is not regulated at the local level. “It is also a mining town and no problem with handling dynamite because since we manipulate young people”, argues the authority, who learned to detonate explosives when he was 14. None of the respondents mentioned the […]

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Bolivia: five reported cases of brucellosis bacterial disease

The hospital director Cotagaita, Marcelo Mariscal, said Friday that there were five reported cases of brucellosis in that town so there are fears that the region’s cattle are infected with the bacterial disease. “The San Juan de Dios hospital has had four to five cases of brucellosis (human). This is a zoonotic disease, which means […]

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Bolivia: Only 15 percent of crime reported by victims, little trust in system

Eldeber.com.bo reported in Bolivia only 15% of crime is reported to authorities by victims. Security. There is a high dissatisfaction among people who claim, as only three of every 100 crimes are punished. This is shown by a survey commissioned by the Government….In the last year, four out of ten households in the central axis […]

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Bolivia: authorities seize drugs, money, and plane in Yapacaní and San Julian

1. FELCN – Special Forces against drug trafficking conducted operations over the last several days. 2.In Yapacaní a Cessna 210 was seized in the area of San Julian. Inside the plane was located 10 kilos of cocaine. 3. Two clandestine airstrips were destroyed. Read Article

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Bolivia: Morales states having a relationship with U.S. embassy is like “poop”

According to EFE – The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said today that have a bearing on the U.S. Embassy “is like a poop”, contrary to what happened before when politicians, military and police sought the support of the embassy to get positions in the Bolivian government. Earlier in Bolivia the “I had good relations […]

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Bolivia: road between Santa Cruz and Cochabamba “Red Zone” for narcotrafficking

Among these towns are San Germán, Nuevo Horizonte, Kilometer 35, 40, El Chore, El Palmar and Puerto Gretel, in the province Ichilo, border of Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, located in the new road between the two regions. The Reason toured the area declared a “red zone drug” by the Government Minister Carlos Romero, following the […]

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La Paz Bolivia: two restaurants, nightclub closed for selling cocaine and marijuana to foreign tourists

la-razon.com reported in early 2011, local authorities were concerned about closing the antrum without operating authority, however, had a meeting with police detectives and informed them that the Blue House also sold cocaine and marijuana. The mayor stepped off FELCN research and took up the matter. The first step was to leave for a while […]

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Narco logos in Bolivia

Embossment stamps, logos with names and decals have become the brand of “security” that can identify drug cartels operating in South America and Europe. In Bolivia this system is already applied. This has been evident in recent interventions drug agents to crystallization of cocaine labs found in Santa Cruz, where it was found that Colombian […]

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Mining conflict resurfaces, dyanmite being used in protests

The occupation of the mining area would have been against mining representatives from five provinces of the region, who are interested in exploiting the mine site, and would be organized into cooperatives. The conflict over the exploitation of the mine has been reactivated Mallku Khota in northern Potosí. Now the community members from five area […]

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Bolivia. using explosives during public demonstrations may punishable up to four years in prison

President-in-Office, Gabriela Montano, said the possession and use of explosives in social mobilization is punishable by one to four years in prison. The executive said that only allow the use of firecrackers in the demonstrations. “The use of explosives that may endanger the lives of people pass through both criminal and defined in this way […]

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Bolivia, mining blockades continue in much of country for second day

americaeconomia.com reported….Arterial six of nine departments were occupied by the cooperative to demand compliance with a decree granted a lease for lode in exploitation of tin and zinc. A conflict between union and cooperative mining for possession of a lode mining remained Tuesday in Bolivia, and left more than half of the country impassable by […]

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Bolivia, Woman takes command of government while Morales is at United Nations Assembly

The head of the Bolivian Senate Gabriela Montaño assumed on an interim President of Bolivia Evo Morales in replacement, who travels to the United Nations Assembly, and by the absence of the Vice President Alvaro Garcia, mission to Vietnam, reported Sunday the Government House. The event “will be historic” Morales said, in the transfer of […]

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Bolivia, UN condems use of dynamite during demonstrations

The UN office in Bolivia said in a statement his condolences on the death of Hector Shock miner, who was killed by the explosion caused damage to his liver and his lung, after several hours of being in a coma. “Also, UN deplores and appalled by the use of dynamite in a demonstration.’s Life and […]

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Bolivia: individual detained with 8 kilos cocaine in backpack

Opinion.com.bo reported that FELCN arrested of a person wearing a backpack eight kilos of cocaine, allegedly tried to transport Villazon border with Argentina. The departmental director of the police force, Jesus Flores, said in a press conference, the staff of that unit to the arrest of an individual 31 years of age, who, “acting suspiciously” […]

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Bolivia plans major investment to have full electrical power across country in ten years

The National Load Dispatch (CNDC) announced yesterday that it will invest more than 1300 million dollars for a transmission expansion plan and will seek the provision of electricity in the country will double over the next 10 years with full coverage. “It requires heavy investment. During the next 10 years will exceed 1300 million. Investments […]

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Bolivia: ten counterfeit driver’s licenses seized, numbers arrested

Jornadanet.com reported The Prosecutor Javier Monastery reported by the Attorney confiscated 10 fake driver’s licenses and arrested offenders in control operations that were conducted in La Paz and El Alto. In operatives including officials of General Service (Personal Identification Segip) to find the fake licenses that marketed members of a gang of counterfeiters, derailed last […]

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Bolivia: Elite military school graduates first female class

Jornadanet.com reported – The “School of Condors” of Bolivia, military training center for elite, graduated on Friday, the first group of female officers and sergeants as experts in planning and conducting military operations, officials said. The country’s president, Evo Morales, who attended the graduation ceremony of the school, located near the border with Argentina, said […]

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Bolivia: President Morales states U.S. qualifies as haven for criminals, paradise of impunity

President Evo Morales on Friday flatly rejected the government’s refusal to extradite U.S. exmandatario Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (2002 -03), to respond to genocide trial that followed in Bolivia, and said the country’s north becomes a “haven for criminals and paradise of impunity”. Read Article

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Bolivia: proposal for mandatory two year military service

The Deputy Minister of Decolonization, Felix Cardenas, proposed Thursday that military service is extended to two years for the military technical form strategic state enterprises. “We are working from the Vice Ministry of Decolonization with corresponding levels of the armed forces the possibility of a two-year military service, this in order that our children have […]

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Bolivia: over 100 cases of human trafficking remain open

Jornadanet.com reported that The National Coordinator of Trafficking in Persons of the Attorney General, Fabiola Tito Paniagua, reported that in the first half there were 116 cases of crimes related to this criminal. “We have 116 cases of offenses of Trafficking in Persons, in these cases the highest percentage is in Santa Cruz, La Paz […]

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Bolivian senator passes 100 days of asylum in Brazilian Embassy in La Paz

The daughter of Bolivian opposition Sen. Roger Pinto, who yesterday met 100 days asylum in the Brazilian embassy in La Paz, said that President Evo Morales is “a prisoner of his own fears and contradictions” in denying the pass that required his father to move the neighboring country. In a letter released yesterday, Denise Pinto, […]

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Bolivia: 400 miners attempt entry into El Alto with explosives, blocked by police

The leaders of the Trade Union of Miners of Bolivia (FSTMB) reported today that police in the city of El Alto prevented the entry of at least 400 miners Colquiri, arguing that carrying explosives. “There was a police operation and co say Colquiri brought dynamite and various explosives so no entry allowed fleets but Colquiri […]

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Bolivia Report: human trafficking, labor and sexual exploitation

According to La-razon.com La Paz and El Alto are the cities with the highest number of crimes of trafficking in human beings, while Santa Cruz is the region which presents greater labor and sexual exploitation, as well as being the bridge that used to lift Bolivians networks abroad. The previous week, the Attorney General held […]

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Bolivia: concerns about Paraguay’s intention to install U.S. bases on border

According to opinion.com.bo – Bolivia was engrossed verbally in recent months with its neighbors by versions on installing U.S. military bases in Paraguay, the arms of Chile, Peru’s military incursion and Brazilian drug trafficking and asylum an opposition senator, with little appearance Foreign Ministry, but with several partners in the country, according to the former […]

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Bolivia: second largest producer of cocaine in the world

The report notes that the U.S. agency in Bolivia cocaine production in 2011 was 325 tons over Colombia, which generated 195 tons. The Bolivian government rejected the report because, as indicated, no information after the departure of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), when the government of Evo Morales in 2008 expelled the U.S. ambassador conspiracy […]

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Bolivia: More than 1000 movie fans compete in watching 60 films in five days without sleeping

More than a thousand fans Bolivian cinema today began the second version of a competition to see 60 films for five days without sleep, organized by the Center theater chain, chaired by Spanish businessman Jordi Chaparro. The duty manager of the company in La Paz Eguivar Osman told Efe that moviegoers compete simultaneously in this […]

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Bolivia: Small aircraft crashes near clandestine airstrip, coca fields

laestrelladeloriente.com reported on August 15 the community, in Yapacani staff Special Force against Drug Trafficking and found a clandestine airstrip near a stricken aircraft. According to the report of the Red One, suspect that the ship would have tried to take flight when he suffered a mishap and fell to the ground which caused it […]

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Yapacaní, Bolivia: 24 locations discovered with illegal lumbering operations

At least 24 points from illegal logging were detected for three days Yapacaní Township, in the territorial jurisdiction and is adjacent to rivers and Ibabó Ichilo. This new tear to the main reserve forest of Santa Cruz, was detected in the area inhabited by settlers that form the core of peasants called Ibabó and Victoria, […]

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Bolivia denies material found in La Paz is uranium

The State Mining Corporation of Bolivia (Comibol) confirmed Wednesday that two tons of rock found in a residential neighborhood in the heart of La Paz were not uranium, as the government initially said, and that probably is tantalum. “In the first instance it was thought mineral containing uranium, but this was quickly ruled out, at […]

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Bolivia: Arrozales, Naranjitos y Media Luna three new routes for drugs and contraband

The ommunities Arrozales, Naranjitos y Media Luna are the three new routes used to smuggle stolen cars and drug trafficking, entering or leaving Bolivia and Argentina, according to complaints from community members own the place. THE NATIONAL those communities where he visited different versions of the local people, many preferred to keep their anonymity for […]

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Bolivia: little control at border with Chile with lawfully documented vehicles entering country

Comunarios Daniel Campos Province Potosí department, border with the Republic of Chile, complained that the auto login “chutos” has not slowed, the little control in the area would be one of the reasons is intern allow tens weekly illegal car to the country, despite weighing a restriction for admission to the country. A community member […]

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Two Percent of Rape Cases Prosecuted in Bolivia

According to Montaño, cases culminating in a judgment are not representative. He stressed that the statistics “show that impunity abounds. This impunity is becoming an incentive for offenders to continue “. The research revealed that 34 percent of reported sexual violence registered in Cercado not pass the police report, the 27 was rejected by prosecutors, […]

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Potosi Bolivia: Traffickers using minors to transport drugs

Potosionline.com reported that adults are involving minors in drug transport route for drug trafficking, Uyuni-Avaroa without legal consequences legal measure that can be applied to law 1008. In the last operation called “Wind”, staff Especialde Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN), managed to detain three people including a child under 15 who is under investigation. The […]

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Bolivia to insitute new air space rules to combat crime

The defense ministry is about to conclude two rules that will consolidate the sovereignty of the State in Bolivian airspace control. The first refers to an “Integrated Air Defense System” and the second is the Law on Illegal Interception of Aircraft. With these two rules the government intends to address the “new threats” of society, […]

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Bolivian government ot impose tax to purchase and sell U.S. dollars

The Bolivian government sent a bill to Congress to create a tax of 0.70% to the purchase and sale of dollars as part of its policy to “bolivianizar” the local economy. According to Economy Minister Luis Arce, “this tax to the sale of foreign currency logic looks to continue to deepen the use of national […]

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Argentina: Heroin worth 200,000 euros seized at Bolivian border; Colombian arrested

Customs agents in Argentina arrested a Colombian man along the Bolivian border after he was caught with heroin. According to Nuevo Diario de Salta, he was carrying 1.890 kilograms of the drug. In Europe, this amount of drugs could be worth 200,000 euros. He was arrested after displaying strange behavior. This is the first time […]

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Operations in Argentina lead to seizure of cocaine from Bolivia and marijuana

Two anti-narcotics operations in Argentina led to the capture of nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine and 82 of marijuana. The first seizure occurred at the Quiaca checkpoint on Route 9, where drug sniffing dogs were able to alert officials of a suspicious Peugeot vehicle. According to Diario La Nueva Provincia, 97 kilos of cocaine were […]

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La Paz Bolivia: Little monitoring of minors travelling from bus station in cemetery zone

In La Paz, control over travel of minors concentrates only on the Bus Station. In the area of ​​the cemetery, from where buses depart, minibuses and taxis to Copacabana, Desaguadero and other border points, no documents asked. Surveillance at the bus terminal was implemented by the Municipal Government since mid-July, in the wake of allegations […]

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Over a half ton of drugs found in laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia

446 kilos of cocaine and marijuana were found inside a drug laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia, according to Radio Kollasuyo. The drugs were hidden inside seven bags. No suspects were taken into custody during the operation; however, officials do say that the discovery was a major blow to drug trafficking in the area. In the nearby […]

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Bolivia: only 20% of professionals read one book a year

National Director of Cultural South American Editor (ESEC), Azucena Street, reported that in Bolivia generally only 20 percent of practitioners read a book a year, others nothing. “A professional is reading a book a year that does not have anything to do with his career, and that 20 percent of practitioners read a book a […]

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Bolivian domestic workers claim labor exploitation in Uruguay

The Daily Women’s Collective in Montevideo, Uruguay, reported that the situation is alarming labor exploitation in which domestic workers are doing their work at a residence in Carrasco. We have documented situations of rights violations experienced by dozens of women migrants in our country. In recent months detected a pattern of behavior to the detriment […]

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Reported 64 women murdered first half of 2012 in Bolivia

There were 64 murders in the first six months of 2012, of which 43 cases are made ​​of femicide, the report said Manuela Observatory Center for Information and Development of Women (ICW). Of the 43 cases of femicide registered in the country, 12 cases occurred in the department of Cochabamba, 10 in the municipality of […]

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Bolivia: Three narco-planes pass over the border each day, Argentina finds

Researchers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have determined that at least three planes carrying drugs pass over the Bolivian border each day. According to El Nacional, the majority of drug trafficking between the two countries appears in the northern area of Argentina. In Salta, approximately 90 clandestine flights occur per month. Narco-traffickers typically cross the border […]

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Bolivia regrets the U.S. position regarding Ostreicher case

Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, has deplored on Wednesday a proposal by U.S. Congress to withdraw visas Bolivian officials, the presence of an American businessman suspected of money laundering, in a prison in Bolivia. “This draft resolution (U.S. Congress) is another of the abusive aggression of which our country can be part of a […]

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Four arrested in Argentina after illegally trafficking 10 Chinese; Entered through Bolivia

Four people were arrested in Argentina after officials found 10 Chinese individuals being transported in two cars near Las Lajitas. Two women and eight men between 18 and 42 years of age were found in a Chevrolet Astra and a Toyota Corolla, El Diario 24 reports.  Authorities believed the Chinese citizens entered Argentina illegally through […]

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Two Bolivian girls rescued from human trafficking in Argentina

Two Bolivian girls were rescued by officials in Argentina after discovering they were the victims of human trafficking. One, who was forced to do menial jobs, was found in fragile health. She had been abused and subjected to violence. She was found inside a hospital in the Patagonia after an extensive search, El Siglo reports. […]

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Human trafficking networks cover six countries; Reports of electric torture in Bolivia

Networks of human trafficking appear to operate in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Spain and the United States, according to Opinion. They recruit by using publications in the media, in social networks, employment agencies, with advertisements, or by kidnapping and abduction. Among the uses of trafficked persons, who are mostly women and girls, are labor exploitation, […]

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