All About Kidnapping

KIDNAPPING / 29 JAN 2014

Mexico has created a new unit to combat rising kidnapping in the country, but the question remains of whether this body will tackle the crime more effectively than existing institutions…

COLOMBIA / 10 JAN 2014

Colombian police reported that 292 cases of kidnapping were registered in 2013, of which 32 could be directly traced to the FARC, despite the rebel group's promise to cease the…

KIDNAPPING / 11 DEC 2013

Four soldiers have been convicted of an "express" kidnapping in Venezuela, highlighting the participation of the security forces in the kidnapping boom Venezuela has experienced over the last decade.

KIDNAPPING / 21 NOV 2013

The death of a 38-year-old man in a confrontation between criminals and police takes the number of murdered kidnap victims in Venezuela this year to 21, as kidnapping not only…

BOLIVIA / 8 NOV 2013

Police in Bolivia have rescued a 13-year old child kidnapped over a drug debt, drawing attention to a crime that is likely to increase as transnational organized crime spreads and…

KIDNAPPING / 15 OCT 2013

Details have emerged about how a kidnapping gang formed mostly of police operated in the Mexican tourist city of Acapulco, illustrating the central role security forces often play in…

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 1 OCT 2013

Mexican authorities have rescued 73 people from a house in the north of the country, further evidence of the vulnerability of migrants to kidnapping and extortion at the hands of…

KIDNAPPING / 16 SEP 2013

Mexico saw the highest number of reported kidnappings in the first half of 2013 since at least 1997, according to a national civil society organization, a figure that reflects the…

HOMICIDES / 29 AUG 2013

As debate continues over claims by Mexico's president that his security policies are behind a drop in violence, statistics showing rapid growth in the number of kidnappings stand as a…

KIDNAPPING / 17 JUL 2013

Taxi drivers on a Venezuelan island and popular tourist destination spot have demanded action over a wave of express kidnappings, a crime that has become increasingly common in Latin American…

COLOMBIA / 16 JUL 2013

Colombia's second-largest rebel army the ELN has apparently handed a hostage over to the FARC, raising the question of what the deepening alliance between the two groups could mean for…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 15 JUL 2013

Disappeared Mexicans are reportedly being enslaved in forced labor camps run by criminal groups, a scenario that could help account for the tens of thousands reported missing since 2006. …

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