All About Chile

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Despite its proximity to cocaine-producing Andean countries, Chile has not suffered the negative effects of organized crime to the same extent as other nations in the region. In fact, it…

CHILE / 18 APR 2018

Authorities in Chile have dismantled a transnational network that used travel agencies to traffic Haitian migrants, highlighting how push factors from Haiti and the appeal of Chile’s relative stability are…

BRAZIL / 19 JAN 2018

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises -- 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide levels for many a country across Latin America and the Caribbean. Once…

CHILE / 16 OCT 2017

In Ecuador and Chile, two of Latin America's most trusted police institutions have been hit by recent corruption scandals, a reminder that even the most highly-regarded security forces in…

CHILE / 12 MAY 2017

A new report indicates that Chile's contraband cigarette trade has increased exponentially during the past five years, a reminder of how profitable the illegal industry is for organized crime groups.

CHILE / 29 MAR 2017

Chilean authorities have dismantled yet another cocaine lab, used by a group of Bolivians and Chileans to process the drug into its liquid form, suggesting that Chile's role in the…

CHILE / 20 MAR 2017

An embezzlement network uncovered within Chile's prized police shows that corruption can corrode even the most trusted of Latin America's security institutions. InSight Crime puts together a selection of some…

CHILE / 15 MAR 2017

More than 400 kilograms of high-quality marijuana from Colombia were seized in Santiago, Chile, a sign that Colombian traffickers may be increasing exports of a drug typically produced for domestic…

CHILE / 9 FEB 2017

Substance abuse by at-risk children and adolescents in Chile is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge that can have a negative effect on the country's development.

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2017

New US President Donald Trump has ordered the construction of a border wall to keep out what he has labelled the "drug dealers, criminals and rapists" from Mexico. But while…

CHILE / 19 DEC 2016

Recent official data indicates that Chile's role as a transit nation for drug trafficking has increased in recent years, a pattern that authorities say is directly correlated to the country's…

CHILE / 2 DEC 2016

Cream cocaine appears to be the latest novelty used by traffickers to help their drugs avoid detection, adding to a long list that has helped criminal groups stay one step…

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