March 12, 2011

American Professor Kidnapped in Mexico

(Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) An associate professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University, Veronica Perez Rodriguez, 35, has been kidnapped.

A source at the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said she was visiting her mother in Ciudad Juarez Friday afternoon "and the moment she left her family's house she was intercepted by armed men and deprived of her liberty."
And then there's this:
Ivna Giauque with the Department of U.S. Consular Affairs told CNN they hadn't been alerted about a kidnapping because they've been focused on the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday.
Apparently, the U.S. Department of Consular Affairs doesn't multitask.

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