All About Chile

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…

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.

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