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Kidnapping Surge Adds to Terror in Haiti

Jean Henold Buteau’s wife listened frantically to the brusque voice on the other end of the telephone line: We’ve got your husband. Give us $1 million or start planning his funeral. Then she heard his screams as the kidnappers tortured her bound and hooded husband, crushing the tips of his fingers and earlobes with pliers and burning his feet. Buteau’s 20-hour abduction in April was part of a rash of kidnappings that are adding to the misery in a country already beset by political violence and instability. Full Story

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