Security & Strategic Review - September 2023

BOLIVIA: Signs of cooperation with Chile over border security

On 14 August Bolivia’s consul general in Chile, José Pinelo, met with Chile’s foreign minister, Alberto van Klaveren, in the Chilean capital Santiago to discuss border issues such as migration and transnational crime. This followed a meeting between government delegations on 12 July in Iquique, Chile, regarding the longstanding issue of human and contraband trafficking as well as other border security concerns. This security cooperation between Bolivia and Chile may signal an improvement in relations between the two countries, which have been frosty since the War of the Pacific (1879-1883).

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