Thursday, July 20, 2006
Haiti appears to be heating up again, with renewed violence and kidnappings. Two missionaries from North Carolina (U.S.) were abducted in Port-au-Prince. A ransom of $100,000 has been demanded. According to the U.N., at least 29 people have been reported kidnapped in Haiti so far in July, about a third of them U.S. citizens. From these numbers, and media coverage, the majority of abductions are not being publicized. July 21 Update. The missionaries were released after a ransom of an undisclosed amount was paid. What's interesting about this incident is the FBI's role in negotiations.