All About Chile

BELIZE / 5 MAR 2015

In its most recent report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) -- responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Nation’s drug conventions -- finds itself in a bind: the…

CHILE / 23 FEB 2015

Can Latin America see greater success in reducing urban crime and violence by emphasizing data collection and analysis? InSight Crime takes a look at three such initiatives in the region. …

CHILE / 17 FEB 2015

Drug trafficking groups in Paraguay can earn almost 20 times more selling marijuana in Chile than on the domestic market, according to Paraguayan authorities, an indication of how price discrepancies…

BOLIVIA / 22 DEC 2014

Article 22 of Chile's drug law states that a prisoner may reduce their sentence by cooperating with the police. In a perversion of these regulations, powerful inmates will coordinate drug…

ARGENTINA / 14 NOV 2014

Authorities in Argentina have made the largest marijuana seizure in the country's history even as drug trafficking groups target journalists and political officials, underscoring the country's growing role as a…

CHILE / 30 OCT 2014

Chile is now the first country in Latin America to cultivate marijuana for strictly medical purposes, in what could represent the first step towards liberalizing the country’s drug laws.

BOLIVIA / 19 SEP 2014

Authorities in Bolivia have identified a network of Peruvian coyotes dedicated to smuggling Dominicans into Chile, highlighting how economic changes have spurred the development of new migration patterns and accompanying…

CHILE / 2 SEP 2014

Authorities in Chile have seized over two tons of drugs intended for domestic consumption in what officials are calling the second largest seizure in the last ten years, highlighting the…

CHILE / 15 AUG 2014

A group of hackers from Peru has infiltrated email accounts from Chile's Air Force containing sensitive information on strategic weapons, underscoring Latin Amercia's vulnerability to cyber crime.

CHILE / 14 AUG 2014

A group of armed men have pulled off the biggest heist in Chile's history, stealing an estimated $10.5 million from an armored truck at Santiago's international airport and…

BOLIVIA / 9 JUL 2014

Authorities in Chile have seized 3 tons of marijuana and cocaine trafficked from Bolivia in what the government is calling the largest ever seizure of narcotics bound for the domestic…

CHILE / 24 JUN 2014

The US State Department has lauded efforts to combat human trafficking in Chile and Honduras -- two countries that face vastly different security challenges but that have come to similar conclusions…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…

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Memo Fantasma Coverage Gets Worldwide Attention

1 JUL 2022

Guillermo Acevedo, the former Colombian drug lord and paramilitary commander better known as Memo Fantasma, may soon be allowed to leave prison. Since first revealing the identity of Memo Fantasma…

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

24 JUN 2022

Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…