Cubans kidnapped in Haiti | Miami Herald

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Andrik Alfredo Abad Reinosa

Two Cubans residing in Haiti are amid the hottest kidnapping victims, the Cuban Embassy in Port-au-Prince confirmed.

The two individuals were being determined as Andrik Alfredo Abad Reinosa and Enides Galano Silva, the two from Moa in Holguín province.

Abad and Galano arrived in Haiti by means of unique work contracts with the Autoplaza firm, whose operator noted the incident to the embassy. They ended up grabbed Friday when on their way to choose care of their immigration files.

The kidnapping was also confirmed by the Association of Cuban Inhabitants in Haiti. The head of the association, Graciela Limonta, informed Cubans information agency Prensa Latina that the kidnappers have presently “made get in touch with.”

The Cuban Embassy mentioned Haitian authorities have been notified. The embassy and Haitian law enforcement did not instantly react to a request for comment.

In accordance to his Fb web site, Abad Reinosa functions as a technician for Autoplaza. He previously worked as a mechanic at a Moa’s nickel combine enterprise involving Cuba and Canada.

In 2019, two Cuban medical practitioners — surgeon Landy Rodríguez Hernández and general drugs professional Assel Herrera Correa — had been abducted in the Kenyan border city of Mandera and taken into Somalia by al-Shabab Islamic extremist group. A rescue operation unsuccessful and they haven’t been introduced.

A lot more than 800 folks, both equally Haitians and foreigners, have been victims of kidnapping in Haiti this calendar year. On Thursday, 11 Us residents and one particular Canadian missionary kidnapped on Oct. 16 last but not least created it to liberty. One of the hostages and Christian Support Ministries, their employer, said they escaped their captors. The assist group, dependent in Berlin, Ohio, would not say irrespective of whether a ransom was paid out for the release of the group, which at first numbered 17.

This story was initially published December 20, 2021 3:28 PM.

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Nora Gámez Torres is the Cuba/U.S.-Latin American coverage reporter for el Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald. She examined journalism and media and communications in Havana and London. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Metropolis, College of London. Her operate has won awards by the Florida Modern society of Information Editors and the Culture for Expert Journalists.//Nora Gámez Torres estudió periodismo y comunicación en La Habana y Londres. Tiene un doctorado en sociología y desde el 2014 cubre temas cubanos para el Nuevo Herald y el Miami Herald. También reporta sobre la política de Estados Unidos hacia América Latina. Su trabajo ha sido reconocido con premios de Florida Culture of News Editors y Society for Profesional Journalists.