As the presidential campaigns gain momentum, AIN outlines the political and social landscape in Bolivia to provide background to understand upcoming electoral debates. President Evo Morales is running for a third term in the October 12, 2014 elections. Critics argue he is not eligible to run for another consecutive term, but the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal […]
Please listen to this North American Council on Latin America interview with director Kathryn Ledebur on Bolivia’s community coca control.
Tenemos el agrado de anunciar el más reciente número de NACLA (Congreso Norteamericano sobre Latino América) en el que Linda Farthing, una inveterada colaboradora de Red Andina de Información (RAI), hizo de editora invitada. El número se llama Reimaginando la Política de Lucha Contra las Drogas en las Américas e incluye artículos acerca de la […]
We are pleased to announce the latest issue of NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America) that AIN long-time collaborator Linda Farthing guest edited. The issue is called Reimagining Drug Policy in the Americas and includes articles about current coca policy in Bolvia written by AIN director Kathryn Ledebur and Linda Farthing, and by AIN […]
This piece was written by AIN research fellow Thomas Grisaffi during his Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. It was originally published in by the North American Congress on Latin America in NACLA News, Views, and Analysis. A coca bush that is almost ready to be harvested (Thomas Grisaffi) Bolivia’s second-most important coca […]
This piece was written by AIN research fellow Thomas Grisaffi during his Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. Written by Thomas Grisaffi[i] In October 2013, Mary Anastasia O’Grady wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Bolivia under President Evo Morales is turning into a rogue-state, awash with drug money.[ii] The Bolivian press […]
All cocaine-producing countries are equal; but some are more equal than others. The White House’s decision to “decertify” Bolivia’s drug control efforts for the sixth time is no surprise. Since Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2008, the US has portrayed Bolivia as uncooperative and incapable of curtailing illicit […]
Link to .pdf version of the 2013 White House Memorandum of Justification of Bolivia’s Decertification
2013 White House Presidential Determination: Memorandum of Justification for Major Illicit Drug Transit or Illicit Drug Producing Countries for FY 2014
Link to .pdf version of the 2013 White House Presidential Determination
We are projecting drug control funding for 2014 at $0USD due to the announced withdrawal of the US State Department’s Narcotic Affairs Section.