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Tag Results for "Kidnapping"

Mexican Police Detain Another Suspect in Missing-Persons Case

Mexican police have arrested a second suspect in the disappearance of seven people on July 6 in the central state of Morelos, state prosecutors said. continue reading »

Honduran Police Rescue 3 Kidnapped Children, 2 Adults

Honduran police on Wednesday rescued five people, including three children and their mother, who had been kidnapped some hours earlier in the northern city of San Pedro Sula, police said. continue reading »

Mexican Indian Exonerated After 5 Years in Pre-Trial Detention

A Mixtec Indian was exonerated of kidnapping and sex-abuse charges and released from custody after five years in pre-trial detention, according to the Asilegal organization. continue reading »

Mexican Officials Say the Burned Body was Suspect in Kidnapped Youths Case

A burned body found several days ago in Mexico's Morelos state has been identified as that of Dax Rodriguez Ledezma, one of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 young people disappeared on May 26, the Federal District's government said. continue reading »

Bodies of Kidnapped Teenagers Discovered in Western Mexico

The attorney general of the western Mexican state of Jalisco, Luis Carlos Najera, announced Tuesday that the bodies of two teenagers who had been kidnapped on June 21 at a mall near Guadalajara, the state capital, had been found. continue reading »

Mexican Police Recover 10 Kindergarteners Abducted from School

Ten children were "abducted" from a kindergarten in the central Mexican state of Morelos, but they were freed a few hours later and are "in good health," Gov. Graco Ramirez said Tuesday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Co-Owner of Bar Where 12 Youths were Kidnapped

One of the owners of the Mexico City bar where 12 youths were kidnapped last month, and who are still missing, was arrested here during a police operation, authorities said. continue reading »

Families, Friends of Kidnapped Mexican Youths Continue to Hope for Safe Return

The relatives, friends and neighbors of the 12 Mexico City youths who were taken from a bar in May in the capital marked the one-month anniversary of their disappearance and expressed hope that the young people would return home alive. continue reading »

165 Migrants Rescued from Gang in Northern Mexico

Soldiers rescued 165 migrants, including 151 foreigners, from the clutches of a criminal gang in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, the Mexican government said Thursday. continue reading »

Honduran Authorities Discover Bodies of Kidnapped Teens

Three young kidnap victims were found murdered Thursday in northern Honduras, authorities said. The bodies of Elias Canales and Osmar Murcia, both 17, and Jairo Rivera, 18, were dumped on a highway in San Pedro Sula, a police spokesman told journalists. continue reading »

Salvadorian Police Recover 4-year-old Girl Abducted in Mexico

A 4-year-old girl who disappeared on April 1 in the city of Texcoco has been found in El Salvador and is "in perfect health," the Mexican Foreign Relations Secretariat said. Valeria Hernandez de Jesus was lured away from her mother, a vendor in Texcoco's Plaza Bicentenario, by a man, media reports said. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Rescue 18 Women Forced Into Sex Trafficking

Authorities rescued 18 women who were being forced to work as prostitutes in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico's interior ministry said Friday. Eight people, including two women, were arrested in connection with the forced prostitution scheme and three vehicles were seized. continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court Overturns Frenchwoman’s Conviction, Florence Cassez Released

The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping and other crimes in Mexico and sentenced to serve 60 years in prison. continue reading »

Will Mexico Throw Out 60-Year Sentence for Frenchwoman Convicted of Kidnapping?

The French government is confident that the Mexican Supreme Court will throw out the 60-year prison sentence imposed on Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday. continue reading »

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Security Personnel Rescue Kidnapped Female Tourists in Ecuador

Police and armed forces personnel rescued two foreign tourists - an Australian and a Briton - who were kidnapped last week by unidentified individuals in Ecuador's Sucumbios province, which is on the border with Colombia, officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

A 30-year-old man in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia has been charged with faking his own kidnapping to collect ransom from his family, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Police Liberate 10 Kidnap Victims, Arrest 5 Zeta Members

Mexican federal police rescued 10 kidnap victims in the northern city of Saltillo and arrested five suspected members of a cell of the notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, including a minor, officials said. continue reading »

Indians Kidnap 3 More Mining Engineers in Bolivia

Indians in the western Andean region of Bolivia kidnapped three more employees of the Canadian mining company South American Silver, bringing the number of hostages they are holding to five, officials and Indian leaders said. continue reading »

Mexican Supreme Court To Make Decision On Cassez Case In August

Mexican Supreme Court justice Olga Sanchez Cordero said in a television interview broadcast Thursday that the case of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping in Mexico, will be decided in August. continue reading »