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Could ‘Miami Cannibal’ Drug Gain Ground in Latin America?

Synthetic drugs like the one that reportedly sparked a vicious attack by the infamous “Miami cannibal” are becoming increasingly popular in Latin America, as...
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Chile Arrested 1,800 Foreigners for Drug Trafficking in 2011

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...
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Off the Beaten Path, Chile Still Caught in Drug Supply Chain

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...
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Chile Suspects Radical Indigenous Group Started Wildfires

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...
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Chile Plans to Crack Down on Trafficking Over Bolivia Border

Chilean authorities revealed a plan to combat drug and contraband trafficking by strengthening defenses along the country’s coastline and along the borders with...
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In Rare Move, Bolivia and Chile Cooperate in Drug Ring Bust

In the one of the first acts of cooperation since Chile and Bolivia had a spat over the arrest of Bolivia's former top drug czar, the two countries collaborated in...
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Chile Seizes $6.5M Bolivian Cocaine Base

Chile's police seized 137 kilos of Bolivian-produced base, a product refined to make cocaine, from a gang in the city of Rancagua, close to...
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Activists End Hunger Strike Against Chile’s Terror Laws

Four Mapuche activists have ended an 86-day hunger strike against the Chilean government's use of an anti-terrorism law against...
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18 Chileans from ‘Gaete’ Sentenced

A Chilean judge found eighteen members of a drug trafficking group known as "Los Gaete" guilty of various crimes, La Tercera in Chile reports. The 18 members were...