kidnapping http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20345/all en No reduction in Mexico kidnappings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/no-reduction-mexico-kidnappings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Government crackdown isn’t stopping abductions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ioan Grillo </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Mexico&rsquo;s security forces have been unable to reduce the number of kidnappings for ransom across the country despite many arrests and deaths of gangsters, according to new government figures.</p> <p> Between October 2010 and September 2011, there were 1,016 kidnappings for ransom, a report by the National Public Security System shows.</p> <p> That figure is almost unchanged compared to the previous year when there were 1,017 such abductions reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/no-reduction-mexico-kidnappings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ciudad juarez drug war kidnapping Mexico Mexico Que pasa Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:17:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5681893 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia hostages Jessica Buchanan, Poul Thisted freed by Navy SEALs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120125/somalia-hostages-jessica-buchanan-poul-thisted-freed-us-rescue <p> US Navy SEAL Team 6 stormed the area in central Somalia where hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Hagen Thisted were being held by gunmen late last night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120125/somalia-hostages-jessica-buchanan-poul-thisted-freed-us-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Denmark kidnapping navy President Barack Obama Somali pirates Somalia Conflict Zones Military Aid Europe United States Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:58:00 +0000 News Desk 5688791 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican Ambassador in Venezuela's "express kidnap" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexican-ambassador-venezuela-express-kidnap The quick kidnap and release of Mexico's Ambassador to Venezuela last night highlights the country's issues with security. Caracas is often listed amongst the most dangerous cities in the world, ranked alongside warzones.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/mexican-ambassador-venezuela-express-kidnap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> kidnapping Security Mexico Venezuela Que pasa Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:32:18 +0000 Girish Gupta 5689498 at http://www.globalpost.com