Bolivian Government Bitching Against Portrayal in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ubisoft managed to piss off a touchy Bolivian government with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

on March 2, 2017 4:18 PM

Apparently the Bolivian government doesn’t appreciate seeing the nation portrayed as an area controlled by drug cartels, and sent a complaint over to the French Embassy.

Interior Minister Carlos Romero said Bolivia demanded an intervention from the French government against the portrayal of the South American nation in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, adding that the nation could take legal action if France and Ubisoft do not comply.

“We have the standing to do it (take legal action), but at first we prefer to go the route of diplomatic negotiation.”

It’s relevant to mention that Bolivia is indeed the world’s third-largest producer of coca leaves, used to produce cocaine, beaten only by Colombia and Peru.

Below you can check out a tweet from the official account of the Bolivian government, showing Romero complaining to the media during a news report.

Ubisoft told Reuters in a comment that the game is “a work of fiction” and that Bolivia was selected as the setting of the game due to “magnificent landscapes and rich culture.”

“While the game’s premise imagines a different reality than the one that exists in Bolivia today, we do hope that the in-game world comes close to representing the country’s beautiful topography.”

At the moment, it’s unknown whether the French government will do anything about this or not, or if the Bolivian administration will end up really putting its thread of legal action in motion.

As of now, all we know that the game will launch on March 7th for PS4, Xbox One and PC, whether Bolivia likes it or not.

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33 responses to “Bolivian Government Bitching Against Portrayal in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands”

  1. WTGHookshot says:

    This just makes me laugh…

    I always find it funny when people take works of fiction seriously and feel it imposes on them in reality.

  2. CrusaderForever No Regret says:

    New York must be pissed if that’s how this works!

  3. The_Chaos_Theory says:

    Oooh, maybe I’ll have to buy a copy just to piss them off.

  4. Miqubi says:

    I’m curious to know what “legal action” they would want to take…

  5. tilt says:

    Wait, so does the portrayal have any accuracy? It’s just fiction though, its not like their sovereignty is being imposed on.

  6. Chinky D says:


  7. Adavanter Mki says:

    Didn’t they make it clear that the government was basically taken over? It’s not like they were implying the current government is a mess. I swear I remember some devs saying Bolivia was basically innocent…

  8. Remember Mercenaries 2: World in Flames and how that was treated in Venezuela?

    Yeah, I’m seeing the same kind of thing here. Idiots.

  9. DrunkSuperman says:

    its not even the Bolivian government the mexican cartel completely took over what dumbasses

  10. DJMadVibes1 . says:

    The setting is completely wrong in this game. Should’ve taken place in MEXICO. Ubisoft WTF were you thinking? Game is a joke in terms of “realism”.

  11. KΛTT says:

    if you touch Bolivia, you are sued.
    I know what I’m talking about, I live beside these dumbasses.

  12. Prfct says:

    Ahahaha… if he gets upset then its true otherwise they would just continue on with their lives.

  13. Darkflare says:

    Love the profanity in the title. Hate how some sites have to be squeaky clean.

  14. GamerAlligator says:

    What’s this thread about. Sorry can’t read the title my eyeballs keeps looking towards the cleavage.

  15. StarTsurugi says:

    I’m Russian, so should I go sue every FPS that has Russian villains?

  16. bardock5151 says:

    Hmmm.. I wonder how they would pay for said “legal action”.

  17. PuppetMaster says:

    I thought they complaint about those nice tits.

  18. ScarredBushido says:

    you can swear in the news title but we can’t in the comments? WTH!!!???

  19. Kylo Ren says:

    They aren’t complaining about the price they get for those coca leaves.. 🙂

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