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Chile Museum Heist Reveals Black Market in Cultural Objects

While ruins have long been looted to supply the black market trade in antiquities, silver and textiles stolen from a museum in Chile...
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Why Traffickers Use Politicians, Celebrities to Brand Drugs

From US President Donald Trump to Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, well-known visages are used by drug gangs to not only mark their product but to stand out from...
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Human Smugglers Continue to Cash In on Haitian Migrants

A sophisticated human smuggling ring that illegally moved migrants from Haiti across a number of Latin American countries into Chile shows that the Caribbean...
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Chile’s Gangs Embrace Wild ‘Narco-Funerals’

Chile’s struggle to contain riotous burials for alleged gang members raises questions about why this practice is commonplace in a country that has not...
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In Chile, Drug Trafficking Becoming More Prominent and Violent

According to a recent assessment, drug trafficking in Chile has become increasingly prominent, diversified, and violent over the past year — mirroring public...
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Coronavirus Lockdown Boosts Demand for Contraband Cigarettes in Chile

The sophisticated theft of a cigarette shipment has put Chile’s worsening contraband cigarette crisis on display, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus...
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What are the Signs a Latin American Prison Is Working or Not?

As part of his work in human rights, transitional justice and prison reform, Michael Reed has been inside dozens of prisons across the Americas. Reed, a dual...
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4 Ways Microtraffickers are Getting Around Coronavirus Restrictions

Just like many legal enterprises trying to find ways to get their products to customers despite the pandemic, microtraffickers in Latin America have had to adjust...
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Chile Sees Drug Trafficking as Most Severe National Security Threat: Survey

While Chile has one of the lowest homicide rates in Latin America and has managed to avoid major criminal groups developing there, a new survey has shown that...