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Haiti gang seeks $17M for kidnapped US missionaries

Haiti Security Strike search for missionaries
Posted at 7:41 AM, Oct 19, 2021

A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U,S.-based missionary group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them.

That's according to Haiti’s justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. Liszt Quitel says the gang is demanding $1 million per person for the 16 Americans and one Canadian. A wave of kidnappings in Haiti has prompted a protest strike that shuttered businesses, schools and public transportation in a new blow to the country's anemic economy. Unions and other groups vowed to continue the shutdown Tuesday.