Tag: Gangs

Kidnappers in Haiti Demand $17 Million to Free Missionary Group

The gang, known as 400 Mawozo, controls the area where the missionaries were abducted in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince, the capital. The group has sown terror there for several months, engaging in armed combat with rival gangs and kidnapping businessmen and police officers. The gang has taken kidnapping in Haiti to a new level, snatching […]

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F.B.I. Working on Mass Kidnapping in Haiti as Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The F.B.I. and the State Department are working with the American Embassy in Haiti and local authorities to recover a group of 17 missionaries and their children who were kidnapped in Haiti, White House and law-enforcement officials said on Monday. “The president has been briefed and is receiving regular updates on what […]

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Protests Against Lawlessness Erupt in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Small, peaceful protests erupted across Haiti Monday morning, with groups taking to the streets and some burning tires and blocking roads with barricades, to demand that the government restore security in a country where many feel violence and crime have spiraled out of control. Calls for a broad strike emerged last week, […]

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Mass Abduction of U.S. Missionaries Startles Even Kidnap-Weary Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Children on their way to school, street vendors selling their wares, priests mid-sermon — few Haitians, rich or poor, are safe from the gangs of kidnappers that stalk their country with near impunity. But the abduction this weekend of 17 people associated with an American missionary group as they visited an orphanage […]

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‘400 Mawozo’ Gang Suspected in Kidnapping Among Haiti’s Most Dangerous

The gang that the police say kidnapped 17 missionaries and their family members in Haiti on Saturday is among the country’s most dangerous and one of the first to engage in mass kidnappings. The gang, known as “400 Mawozo,” controls the area that the missionaries were abducted from in the suburbs of Port-au-Prince, the capital. […]

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In Venezuela, a Rum Maker Offers Gangsters a Life Outside of Crime

In the process, the family running the company, Ron Santa Teresa, has gone from bankruptcy to exporting an award-winning vintage rum. By Isayen Herrera and Anatoly Kurmanaev Photographs by Adriana Loureiro Fernandez Oct. 16, 2021 SABANETA, Venezuela — They once used the house to hide their kidnapping victims as they awaited ransom. Now they are […]

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Mark Rutte, Dutch Prime Minister, Gets Extra Security

THE HAGUE — For years, Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands has cycled or walked to his city-center office, commuting to work like millions of other Dutch people, unencumbered by the large security details that surround other world leaders. So a report in a Dutch newspaper this week that the police had beefed up […]

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