All About Chile

CHILE / 31 OCT 2013

Officials in Chile have reported a 33 percent increase in suspicious financial transactions for the first half of 2013, suggesting organized crime groups are using Chile as a base for…

BOLIVIA / 1 OCT 2013

Security forces in Bolivia have uncovered and destroyed a "narco-village" dedicated to producing cocaine near the border with Chile, pointing to the growing domestic market for the drug in the…

CHILE / 3 JUL 2013

An analysis center backed by the University of Chile is working with security forces in developing mathematical models that promote more efficient ways to fight crime, an approach towards crime…

CHILE / 1 JUL 2013

The recent seizure of nearly 26 kilos of marijuana brings total Chilean drug seizures to more than eight tons in the first half of 2013, representing a sharp increase from…

CHILE / 4 JUN 2013

Officials have revealed details of new trends concerning human trafficking in Chile, as this otherwise relatively safe country's strong economy continues to draw vulnerable immigrants into exploitation.

BOLIVIA / 3 MAY 2013

A spate of arrests of people smuggling cocaine in their stomachs while travelling by bus from Bolivia to Chile has led authorities to make the claim that Chile is now the…

CHILE / 18 APR 2013

Chilean investigative police have arrested three Colombians allegedly dedicated to credit card cloning, further evidence of the growing problems of identity theft and technology-based crime in the region.

ARGENTINA / 6 MAR 2013

Latin American criminal organizations are relying on increasingly innovative ways to get the chemicals needed for drug production as a result of successful crack downs on the precursor chemical trade, according to…

CHILE / 8 JAN 2013

Groups behind a string of arson attacks in southern Chile have had contact with Colombian Marxist rebel group the FARC, according to a Chilean government minister. …

CHILE / 31 OCT 2012

An investigation by journalism institute CIPER has found that despite Chile's reputation as one of the safest countries in Latin America, 83 neighborhoods in the capital city of Santiago are…

CHILE / 31 AUG 2012

A Chilean senator’s admission to regular marijuana use has sparked a debate over the drug, with lawmakers tabling one bill that seeks to decriminalize personal cultivation, and another to automatically…

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…

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