Thursday, January 20

Kidnapping in Haiti: the exorbitant sum of US $ 17 million demanded by the gang for the release of the 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and Canada

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Haiti experienced a day of protests over the kidnapping on Monday.

US $ 1 million per person.

That is the amount that the gang that kidnapped a group of 17 missionaries from an American Christian organization in Haiti requested in exchange for their release, local authorities reported Tuesday.

The 16 US citizens and a Canadian were abducted last Saturday after visiting an orphanage in Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb northeast of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The Minister of Justice of the Caribbean country, Liszt Quitel. confirmed to the American newspaper The Washington Post that the dreaded 400 Mawozo gang is behind the kidnapping.

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