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Haiti kidnappers lower ransom demand

Kidnappers who seized a Canadian missionary from his residence five days ago have lowered their ransom demands, a colleague said Thursday. Ed Hughes’ captors initially threatened to kill him unless a $45,000 ransom was paid but now say they will release him for $10,000, said Nelson Ryman, co-director of the Tytoo Gardens orphanage north of Port-au-Prince. “We have hopes that he will be released before the weekend,” Ryman said from his home in Tampa, Fla. Ryman left Haiti last week. Full Story

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