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‘Les kidnappings’ are Haiti’s latest misery

One victim was grabbed in the afternoon on her way home from work. Another was stopped at gunpoint in evening traffic and yanked out of the car. A third victim, this one a child, was snatched at midnight from inside a house as family members remained helpless in saving the child from heavily armed thugs. Les kidnappings, as the crime is referred to here, is at an all-time high, averaging at least one a day after a short period of relative calm following the election of President René Préval in February. At least 47 citizens and foreigners were kidnapped last month — the highest number so far this year. Full Story

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