Chile

Chinese Drug Traffickers Set Up Shop in Belt and Road Chile

A Chinese drug trafficking syndicate known as the “Bang de Fujian” has been building a high-tech indoor marijuana cultivating empire in Chile since at least 2020, multiple news reports in the country confirmed this week, citing the Investigations Police of Chile (PDI).

A worker wearing protective gear trims a plant at the Pideka SAS medical cannabis cultivation facility in Tocancipa, Colombia, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Pideka, which was purchased by Ikanik Farms to become part of it's international pharmaceutical division, is a vertically integrated medical cannabis grower and the only licensed …

Chile: Communist-Backed President Pleads with Left to Stop Rioting

Far-left President Gabriel Boric of Chile issued a plea, Argentine news outlet Infobae reported on Tuesday, for the nation to stop a trend of what he called “normalizing violence” after leftist groups rioted in Santiago, resulting in three injured from gunshot wounds during the Marxist holiday known as “May Day.”

A demonstrator flutters a Chilean flag outside the burning church of Asuncion, set on fire by protesters, on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18, 2020, as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. - Two churches were torched as …

2 Drown in Peru After Tonga Tsunami Reaches Latin America

A volcanic eruption and tsunami in the South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga on Saturday caused massive waves which radiated throughout the greater Pacific Ocean in subsequent hours, reaching the coasts of Peru — where two people died after a tsunami engulfed a beach in the country’s north — and Chile.

In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing …