Daniel Escobedo was driving to school when he stopped for what he thought was a security check at a roadblock in the Mexican city of Juarez , across the border from El Paso, Texas .
Worried about being late for class, he hurriedly handed his driver's license to the two uniformed men, who he thought were police officers.
Moments later, two dar....(more)
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The phone call begins with the cries of an anguished child calling for a parent: “Mama! Papa!” The youngster’s sobs are quickly replaced by a husky male voice that means business.
“We’ve got your child,” he says in rapid-fire Spanish, usually adding an expletive for effect and then rattling off a list of demands that might include cash or jewels ....(more)
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican troops have rescued 165 people, mostly Central Americans including children and pregnant women, who were kidnapped by a gunman in Mexico's northeast and held captive less than a mile from the U.S. border, the government said on Thursday. The group of would-be immigrants, pri....(more)
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Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home also charged with one count of aggravated murderAriel Castro, the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his run-down home for a decade, has been indicted on 329 charges including kidnapping and rape, prosecutors said.A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned the indictme....(more)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mysterious disappearance of 12 people from a Mexico City after-hours bar nearly two weeks ago was the work of a local gang, authorities said, with the possible motive being a dispute between rival groups over drug dealing.
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The three women who were held captive for nearly a decade will get to decide whether they want to keep any of the three dogs that shared a roof with them in the home of alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro.
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An apparent kidnapping-for-ransom set San Jose police on a frantic hunt for the kidnappers and their victim. It ended when police arrested several suspects and the victim -- who had been bound with duct tape -- threw himself out a second floor window.
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Officials say whereabouts of Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi remain unknown despite international efforts to secure releaseOne month after two Orthodox Christian bishops were kidnapped by gunmen in Syria, officials say they still have no idea what has happened to the missing prelates.The clerics, the most se....(more)
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