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Applied Kidnapping in Mexico City
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August 31, 2006, 07:02 PM
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The latest crime trend in Mexico City is "express kidnapping" in which a person is held for a couple hours and forced to hand over their bank debit card and pin number. The victim is often snatched when innocently taking a cab [Mexico City style applied economics 101, Reuters 8/31/06].

FYI, Mexico ranks #2 in the world for kidnapping.

"I`m really sorry. This is my job," the man said, wiping his fingerprints from my debit card.

He slipped it back to me under a table in a crowded downtown restaurant where a Mexican friend and I had been held hostage for a half an hour that felt like two days. [...]

Express kidnappings have become so common in Mexico that taking a street taxi — which thieves often use to capture their victims — is akin to playing Russian roulette. Many end in violence and sometimes death.

It`s this failing state, crumbling from crime and corruption, that Presidente Bush wants to join with America in the shotgun marriage from hell, aka the North American Union.