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E-mail Trail Ties Rebel to Abduction

The code for the abducted daughter of a former Paraguayan president was ”fruit.” The ”farmers” were her abductors. And the ”big farm” was Colombia, home to the leftist guerrillas who advised the kidnappers. The coded e-mails are part of strong evidence that a top Colombian FARC rebel who lived in Venezuela advised the leftists here who kidnapped the daughter of former President Raúl Cubas, officials of Paraguay, Colombia and the United States told The Herald. The link has prompted strong concerns because it is the first known case of the FARC exporting to other parts of Latin America its vast expertise in kidnapping for ransom — a crime that it has turned into a virtual industry in Colombia to fill its war coffers. Full Story

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