All About Chile

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…

CHILE / 21 MAR 2014

Authorities in Chile have used a secret code belonging to drug dealers to convict a suspect, in a case showing that, while criminal methods are constantly evolving, the most basic…

BOLIVIA / 25 FEB 2014

Authorities in Chile have intercepted 500 liters of liquid cocaine from Bolivia allegedly destined to be converted to powder form in sophisticated drug laboratories in the country's capital, Santiago, signaling…

CHILE / 21 FEB 2014

Police in France have seized over a ton of cocaine smuggled from Chile in a Dakar rally vehicle by an international ring apparently led by Bulgarians, in another sign that…

CHILE / 16 JAN 2014

Experts say the trafficking of migrants to Chile for forced labor is facilitated by their invisibility and the lack of investigation by authorities, while the economic prosperity in one of…

CHILE / 28 NOV 2013

The head of Chile's national anti-narcotics police has been removed from his position and over 100 cases of possible police corruption investigated following the arrests of four officers on drug trafficking charges,…

CHILE / 27 NOV 2013

Four national police officers from Chile have been detained for involvement in smuggling over a ton of marijuana from Bolivia to Chile, underlining how major corruption pervades even the most…

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