Bolivia and Brazil Double Security
By Dialogo January 01, 2012
The governments of Bolivia and Brazil agreed in October 2011 to carry out
joint military operations against drug trafficking along their border of more than
Bolivia is the third largest producer of cocaine after Colombia and Peru.
Bolivian traffickers export much of the drug to the Brazilian territory. The defense
ministers from both nations, Celso Amorim of Brazil and Ruben Saavedra of Bolivia,
signed a memorandum of understanding for military cooperation in La Paz.
Brazil has conducted surveillance operations on its borders with Colombia and
Peru, and is planning similar operations with Bolivia. Bolivian military will be
invited as observers to military exercises to better prepare Brazilian joint
practices scheduled for early 2012.
Sources: Infolatam, EFE