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    Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping


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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    wow what a horrible thing



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    Venezuela sounds like a scary place for people with money... or people that know people with money...



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    South America in general is pretty bad isnt it? Isnt Mexico City one of the highest kidnapping cities?



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    I was gonna post this too... seems like people with money in Venezuela are crazy to stay their.



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    That's terrible.


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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    South America in general is pretty bad isnt it? Isnt Mexico City one of the highest kidnapping cities?
    ...mexico isnt in south america


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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    My wife is from Venezuela and all of her family lives there. Her father was stopped by the police once while driving and they threatened to seize his car unless he paid them a certain amount. You can't even trust the police there.

    Chavez has really turned that country into something awful. If you are one of his loyalists, then you have nothing to worry about. But if you're against him (as most educated Venezuelans are), then you need to watch your back at all times.



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaCy View Post
    My wife is from Venezuela and all of her family lives there. Her father was stopped by the police once while driving and they threatened to seize his car unless he paid them a certain amount. You can't even trust the police there.

    Chavez has really turned that country into something awful. If you are one of his loyalists, then you have nothing to worry about. But if you're against him (as most educated Venezuelans are), then you need to watch your back at all times.
    We have workers here from Venezuela and they agree totally with your wife.



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    Re: Blanco's brother killed in kidnapping

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Isnt Mexico City one of the highest kidnapping cities?
    Yeah, I think kidnapping is in the top 3 "industries" in Mexico. Seriously.

    I had to travel to Cuernavaca (sp?) a few years ago for a large meeting for my company. There were several of us from all over the states going there, so we all flew into Mexico City at the same time. We were met by an armed escort and driven to a private hotel/compound in armored SUVs. For the few days we were there, we didn't go anywhere w/o the escort. Needless to say, I was happy to get back to the US.

    The reason for all the security? One of the senior executives from Japan had his son kidnapped in Mexico City a few years before that. Before our trip, we all received memos from corporate warning us to not wear expensive looking clothing and jewelry, so as not to draw attention to ourselves.


    Last edited by CarolinaCy; 12-03-2008 at 02:53 PM.

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