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Mexico Denies Kidnapping of Honduran Consuls

HONDURAS / 1 NOV 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

Two Honduran diplomats reported being kidnapped temporarily by unknown perpetrators in Veracruz, Mexico last Saturday. But the state governor has already denied the version of the story presented by the Hondurans, indicating there may be a drawn-out, diplomatic spat.

 According to La Prensa, the vice consul and a friend reportedly left the Honduran consulate at midnight, driving the car belonging to the Honduran consul Raul Morazán. Captors supposedly took over the vehicle then crashed it, and the two victims were found, beaten and wearing handcuffs, on a road outside the city at 5 a.m. But as quickly as Honduras closed its consular offices in Veracuz, Governor Fidel Herrera was just as quick to come forth with an even stranger version of events. The vice consul was detained briefly by police due to "excess celebrations", said Herrera, adding, "there never was a kidnapping." Honduran officials have strongly denied this and have delivered warnings that other Honduran consulates across Mexico may be closed, if security measures are not increased.

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