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Brazilian Soccer Star's Mother Kidnapped

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Brazilian Soccer Star's Mother Kidnapped

Brazilian Soccer Star's Mother Kidnapped

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Kidnappers have abducted the mother of one of Brazil's most popular soccer players. In Rio de Janeiro, abducting relatives of rich celebrities and holding them for ransom is an increasingly worrisome trend. Hear NPR's Martin Kaste.

Correction Nov. 18, 2004

Venezuelan baseball star Ugueth Urbina is a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, not a hitter.