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Senator’s Marijuana Use Sparks Debate in Chile

A Chilean senator’s admission to regular marijuana use has sparked a debate over the drug, with lawmakers tabling one bill that seeks to decriminalize personal...
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Officials in Uruguay, Chile Submit Marijuana Legalization Bills

While the Uruguayan president has endorsed a bill which would create a legal, state-run marijuana industry, congressmen in Chile are pushing a bill to legalize the...
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Chile Arrests ‘Godfather’ Gang Members

Chilean authorities have broken up a cocaine trafficking gang said to have been inspired by the 1972 film “The...
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Chile Seafood Cocaine Bust Highlights Alternative Routes to Europe

French officials found cocaine packed in seafood containers on a ship traveling from Chile, pointing to a lesser-known drug trafficking route from South America to...
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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...