Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship lasted from 1973 to 1990

Was Chile’s Dictator Also a Drug Trafficker?

A Chilean newspaper has suggested nearly 3,000 classified US documents contain information linking former dictator Augusto Pinochet to drug trafficking, a somewhat...

How Violence, Crime Drives Migration from Colombia to Chile

A new barrier to Latin American integration has emerged in northern Chile. People who wish to reach this southern nation are increasingly confronted by xenophobia,...
Cost of crime and violence in Latin America eats up a significant chunk of GDP

High Cost Of Crime In Latin America: Report

An in-depth study into the costs of crime and violence in Latin America concludes that they have a profound economic impact in the region, costing nations an...
A march in favor of marijuana legalization in Chile

Marijuana Reform Advances in Chile

A committee in Chile’s Congress has paved the way for partial marijuana legalization, following efforts to decriminalize personal consumption of the drug and allow...

UN Drug Control Board Scolds Reform in Latin America

In its most recent report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) -- responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Nation’s drug...
An example of a crime heat map created by PredPol software

Using Data to Predict and Prevent Crime in LatAm

Can Latin America see greater success in reducing urban crime and violence by emphasizing data collection and analysis? InSight Crime takes a look at three such...

Paraguay Traffickers Exploit Lucrative Chile Marijuana Market

Drug trafficking groups in Paraguay can earn almost 20 times more selling marijuana in Chile than on the domestic market, according to Paraguayan authorities, an...
The Arica desert in north Chile

The Trials of Drug ‘Mules’ in Chile’s Northern Desert

Article 22 of Chile's drug law states that a prisoner may reduce their sentence by cooperating with the police. In a perversion of these regulations, powerful...
Argentine officials lay out the seized marijuana

Argentina Makes Largest Ever Marijuana Seizure

Authorities in Argentina have made the largest marijuana seizure in the country's history even as drug trafficking groups target journalists and political...