Haitians Facing Kidnappers on Their Own

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Ravaged by years of poverty, corruption and violence, Haiti is seeing a new scourge: kidnappings. Officials estimate 6 to 12 kidnappings occur daily.

The victims range from high-profile targets such as a Russian businessman and a Haitian DJ to the ordinary, but most of the kidnappings seem aimed primarily at the middle class.

Afraid to go to Haiti's corrupt and ineffectual police, most people negotiate with kidnappers on their own.



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