All About Chile

CHILE / 9 AUG 2012

While the Uruguayan president has endorsed a bill which would create a legal, state-run marijuana industry, congressmen in Chile are pushing a bill to legalize the cultivation of marijuana for…

CHILE / 8 AUG 2012

Chilean authorities have broken up a cocaine trafficking gang said to have been inspired by the 1972 film “The Godfather.”…

CHILE / 19 JUL 2012

French officials found cocaine packed in seafood containers on a ship traveling from Chile, pointing to a lesser-known drug trafficking route from South America to Europe.

CHILE / 31 MAY 2012

Synthetic drugs like the one that reportedly sparked a vicious attack by the infamous “Miami cannibal” are becoming increasingly popular in Latin America, as production of drugs like cocaine falls.

CHILE / 14 FEB 2012

A study has found that some 70 percent of the 2,600 foreign nationals arrested in Chile last year were accused of drug trafficking, drawing attention to the country's use as…

CHILE / 3 FEB 2012

A key source of drug precursor chemicals, and with domestic cocaine consumption that's among the highest in Latin America, Chile is quietly increasing its counter-narcotics efforts.

CHILE / 6 JAN 2012

The Chilean government suspects that a radical indigenous group could be behind a deadly wildfire tearing through the rural Biobio, Maule and Araucania regions of central Chile.

BOLIVIA / 5 OCT 2011

Chilean authorities revealed a plan to combat drug and contraband trafficking by strengthening defenses along the country’s coastline and along the borders with Bolivia, Peru and Argentina.

BOLIVIA / 10 AUG 2011

In the one of the first acts of cooperation since Chile and Bolivia had a spat over the arrest of Bolivia's former top drug czar, the two countries collaborated in…

BOLIVIA / 2 AUG 2011

Chile's police seized 137 kilos of Bolivian-produced base, a product refined to make cocaine, from a gang in the city of Rancagua, close to Santiago.

CHILE / 13 JUN 2011

Four Mapuche activists have ended an 86-day hunger strike against the Chilean government's use of an anti-terrorism law against them.

CHILE / 27 APR 2011

A Chilean judge found eighteen members of a drug trafficking group known as "Los Gaete" guilty of various crimes, La Tercera in Chile reports. The 18 members were…

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