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Resource ID: #18397
Subject: Crime
Source: Esquire Magazine
Date: December


Esquire tells the story of eight Americans who have been kidnapped by guerrillas in Ecuador and kept in the jungles for more than five months. The article reveals that the families of the kidnapped men have been told lies by the negotiators - for example, that hostages would not be harmed. One of the men, Ron Sanders of Missouri, was killed, because the American organizations negotiating with the ninjas failed to achieve a deal on the amount of the ransom to be paid. Kidnapping has become a business in countries like Ecuador, the magazine reports.

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