Media stories related to sharp recent increases in kidnapping in Chile and links to Venezuelan and Colombian criminals as Chile reverts to being Just Another Latin American Country. Ministress Toha her usual bumbling and incompetent self. Foreigners are not exempt from becoming victims.
Loose translation of headline:
Concern grows in Chile over kidnapping spree: fear of copycat effect
Reports of extortive kidnappings have been growing since 2017, with largest increase recorded between 2021 and 2022, when number of cases went from 492 to 826 - an increase of nearly 62%. Harsh criticism of minister Toha who acknowledged payments for the release of a kidnapped businessman.
And this one:
Three kidnappings with extortion in less than a week a milestone in Chilean crime rate