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Kidnappings 'halved' in Colombia

The number of kidnappings in Colombia has almost halved in the first half of the year, the government says. It says 966 people were abducted in the first six months of 2004, compared with 1,906 in the same period last year. A study by the Department of National Planning also estimates kidnapping has cost Colombian society some $260m over the past eight years. Full Story

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