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Police in Latin America have greatly varied reputations
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From Chile to Mexico: Best and Worst of LatAm Police

An embezzlement network uncovered within Chile's prized police shows that corruption can corrode even the most trusted of Latin America's security institutions....
Authorities in Santiago seized 426 kilos of a potent blend of Colombian marijuana
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Colombian Marijuana Seizure in Chile Could Signal Market Shifts

More than 400 kilograms of high-quality marijuana from Colombia were seized in Santiago, Chile, a sign that Colombian traffickers may be increasing exports of a...
Valparaíso, the site of a youth drug diversion program
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As Youth Drug Use Rises, Chile Tries Treatment Rather Than Punishment

Substance abuse by at-risk children and adolescents in Chile is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge that can have a negative effect on the country's...
US President Donald Trump
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Trump Exemplifies Regional Trend of Blaming Crime on Migrants

New US President Donald Trump has ordered the construction of a border wall to keep out what he has labelled the "drug dealers, criminals and rapists" from Mexico....
Cocaine seizures in Chile are on the rise
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Report Finds Drug Trafficking Through Chile is on the Rise

Recent official data indicates that Chile's role as a transit nation for drug trafficking has increased in recent years, a pattern that authorities say is directly...
The creamy form of cocaine was discovered in shampoo bottles
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Cream Cocaine Latest Innovation by Drug Traffickers

Cream cocaine appears to be the latest novelty used by traffickers to help their drugs avoid detection, adding to a long list that has helped criminal groups stay...
Aerial surveillance along the Bolivia-Brazil border
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Bolivia Minister Says Porous Border Aids Crime Groups

Bolivia's interior minister acknowledged at a regional summit that many border crossings remain vulnerable to criminal activities, a reminder of the Andean nation's...
Chilean border crossing
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International Human Smuggling Ring Dismantled in Peru and Chile

A multi-country operation has dismantled a human smuggling ring described as the largest criminal organization bringing Dominican migrants to Chile, as those...
An inmate at San Miguel prison in Santiago in 2010
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Report Details Prison Woes in Chile

A recent report by Chile's judiciary has deplored the dangerous and inhumane conditions of prisons in Chile, highlighting concern over overcrowding, a problem that...