From April 4, 2023

I had not planned on sharing this story. But on Monday morning I read a front-page story in the Miami Herald about the rise in kidnappings in Haiti. The focus of the story was about a young Haitian-American couple (American citizens) who traveled to Haiti a few weeks ago to visit a sick relative and to attend the annual pre-Easter celebration know as a rara. Because of the news coverage of the couple, the ransom demand skyrocketed to 200,000 for each for the husband and the wife.

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