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“Criminal tourism” jeopardizes U.S. visa waiver for Chile

"Thieves in the night: a wide network of robberies from Chile affects wealthy homes in the United States".

That was the title of a major report in Vanity Fair magazine, which describes a growing phenomenon: organized gangs that travel from Chile to the U.S. to commit their crimes - usually robbing mansions but also other illicit activities - and return after 90 days.

All of this is done using the visa waiver program for nations with little illegal immigration, which Washington considers low risk.

The problem is that so much "criminal tourism" from Chile has affected the functioning of the entire . . .

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