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Dánica Coto

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Recent articles by Dánica:

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Efforts to win the return of 17 members of a U. S. -based missionary group and a local driver stretched into a fourth day Wednesday, with a violent gang demanding $1 million ransom per person. The group seized includes five children aged from 8 months to 15 years, although authorities were not clear whether the ransom demand included them, a top Haitian official said… → Read More

Negotiations drag on over 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Negotiations stretched into a fourth day seeking the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group kidnapped over the weekend by a violent gang that → Read More

Negotiations Drag on Over 17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

The kidnapping is one of at least 119 recorded in Haiti for the first half of October, and the largest of its kind in recent years. → Read More

Efforts drag on to free 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A violent gang in Haiti is demanding a $1 million ransom per person to free a group of 17 missionaries, 16 of whom are American. → Read More

Haitian gang demands $1 million for each US, Canadian missionary held captive

A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group is demanding $1 million ransom per person, although authorities are not clear whether that includes the five children being held. → Read More

Haiti gang seeks $1M each for kidnapped US missionaries

The ages of the adults being held captive range from 18 to 48, while the children are 8 months, 3 years, 6 years, 13 years and 15 years. → Read More

Haiti gang seeks $1M each for kidnapped US missionaries

The ages of the adults being held captive range from 18 to 48, while the children are 8 months, 3 years, 6 years, 13 years and 15 years. → Read More

Anatomy of a kidnapping: Haitian woman recounts abduction

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — When Doris Michel steps outside her home in Haiti, she packs her bulletproof vest and tries to use a bulletproof car. Ever since her father was kidnapped last month in the capital of Port-au-Prince, the 34-year-old Haitian-American woman won’t take any chances. → Read More

Protest strike shuts down Haiti amid search for kidnapped U.S. missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A protest strike shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation in a new blow to Haiti’s anemic economy, and unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown Tuesday in anger over worsening crime as authorities try to rescue 17 kidnapped members of a U.S.-based missionary group. FBI agents and other U.S. […] → Read More

Haiti gang demands $17M for kidnapped US missionaries, official says

FBI agents and other U.S. officials are helping Haitian authorities hunt for the 12 kidnapped adults and 5 children linked to the Christian Aid Ministries in Ohio. → Read More

Strikers protest Haiti’s lack of security after kidnappings of US-based missionaries

Thousands of workers angry about the nation’s lack of security went on strike in protest two days after 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group were abducted by a violent gang. → Read More

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

As authorities sought the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, local unions and other organizations launched a strike Monday to protest Haiti’s worsening security. → Read More

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

As authorities sought the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian from the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, local unions and other organizations launched a strike Monday to protest Haiti’s worsening security. → Read More

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U. S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U. S. -based missionary group who were abducted over the weekend by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion. The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of… → Read More

US Seeks Release of 17 Missionaries Kidnapped by Gang in Haiti

U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were... → Read More

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were → Read More

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. → Read More

U.S. Religious Group Says 17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti

A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. → Read More

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. "This is a special… → Read More

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

The group of U.S. missionaries, including children, were kidnapped by a gang, according to a voice message sent out to various religious missions. → Read More