Quick Facts

Area in square km 1,098,581
Corruption Perceptions Index ranking 99 (out of 168) (2015)
Defense Expenditure as % of GDP 2% (2014)
Defense expenditure in dollars 535,000,000 (2015)
Per capita GDP in dollars 6,500 (2015)
Population 10,800,882 (2015)
Size of armed forces 34,000 (2016)
U.S. military personnel present 7 (2015)

Bolivia at a glance

Military & Police Aid $5,629 (2014)
Humanitarian & Development Aid $21,100,000 (2012)
Arms Sales $12,000 (2014)
Trainees 5 (2015)
view full data set

Military vs. Economic Aid

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. security and humanitarian & development assistance provided to this country. For a dollar amount breakdown of how much aid this country receives and which programs are supplying assistance, click "view data set." Note: This year's figures reflect the U.S. government's estimates of expected spending, and numbers for next year represent the administration's request to Congress.
About Aid View Data Set


Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about the United States' training of this country's security forces. For information about how the number of security forces trained each year by the United States, including detailed information about the subject of the training, where that training takes place, and who is being trained, click "view data set."
About Trainees View Data Set

Arms Sales

Security Assistance Monitor tracks all available data about U.S. arms sales to this country. For detailed information on equipment, weapons and military services sold to this country, click "view data set." Note: This is not grant aid: these are items that governments purchase with their own funds.
About Arms Sales View Data Set


11/5/14 | Blog
U.S. Tolerates But Won't Support Bolivia's "Coca Yes, Cocaine No" Policy

Last month, the White House called out Bolivia for “failing demonstrably” to comply with international anti-drug agreements for the seventh year in a row....

8/14/14 | Blog
Latin America Civil-Military Relations Update - August 14, 2014

Mexico is getting ready to introduce its new gendarmerie police force, Colombia's Congress entered into its third round of debate over military justice reforms, and Nicaragua formalized its community police force . Read these highlights and more below. 


    6/27/14 | Blog
    Latin America Week in Review- June 27, 2014

    This week the U.S. concluded combat lifesaving courses in Paraguay, Honduras announced that it would buy military radars from Israel, and the U.S. Coast Guard exchanged weapon maintenance information with the Colombian Army. Read these stories and other highlights below.



    8/18/16 | News
    Bolivia Opens New 'Anti-Imperialist' Military Academy
    The academy is a kind of anti-School of the Americas—the opposite of the U.S. training ground responsible for Latin America's worst human rights abuses.
    8/1/16 | News
    Bolivia Struggles to Obtain Chinese Barges
    Bolivia's Empresa Naviera Boliviana (ENABOL) and China's Henan Complant Mechanical & Electrical Equipment Group Co have created a joint-stock company to help La Paz obtain control of multi-purpose vessels retained by Chinese Shipyard DSC.
    7/5/16 | News
    Bolivia Will Denounce U.S. Bases in Region at U.N. Security Council
    Bolivian President Evo Morales said Thursday he will raise the issue of U.S. military bases in Latin America at the United Nations Security Council after his country was recently elected to occupy one of the non-permanent seats.

    Upcoming Dates

    There are no results at this time.