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Mexico's kidnap crisis
Dr. Pablo Carstens, kidnap negotiator
Dr. Pablo Carstens helps liberate about 30 victims a year

BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents was broadcast on Thursday, 15 April, 2004 at 1100 BST.

The programme was repeated on Monday, 19 April, 2004, at 2030 BST.

Kidnapping is big business in Mexico. More money is paid in kidnap ransoms here than anywhere else in the world.

With very little trust in the police, many people turn to a private kidnap negotiator.

In Crossing Continents, Charlotte Davis is given a rare chance to witness a kidnap negotiation as it is happening.

But will the kidnappers accept a lower ransom and return the victim unharmed?

Presenter: Charlotte Davis
Producer: Sue Ellis
Editor: Maria Balinska


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SEE ALSO:
Mexico: A kidnapped society
14 Apr 04 |  Crossing Continents
Mexico suspect pleads innocence
02 Apr 00 |  Americas
Life for Mexican `Earlopper'
15 May 99 |  Americas
Ransom demanded in soccer case
19 Feb 99 |  Americas
Charlotte Davis: Biography
14 Apr 04 |  Crossing Continents


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