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...
Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship lasted from 1973 to 1990
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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...