Pan-American Highway, National Geographic Book: Military Parade

Santiago’s Carabineros de Chile, the uniformed Chilean national police force and gendarmerie march though city streets at noon hour with starched white gloves and military precision. Created in 1927, their mission is to maintain order and create public respect for Chilean laws. They also re-establish order and security through civic education doing police work.  In a war situation, they act as a paramilitary force since all members have military training.