Thursday, February 8, 2018

Kidnapping Capital of the World: Mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz kidnapped in Venezuela

This is the norm for Venezuela where kidnapping is as common as catching a cold. 
Still, it's horrible news.
NY Post reports days before catcher Elias Diaz was to report to spring training with the other Pirates pitchers and catchers, the Venezuelan native learned his mother was kidnapped in their home country.
The incident was first reported by a Venezuelan local news organization, which said Diaz’s mother went missing Thursday afternoon. MLB players who hail from Venezuela, and make up the third-most represented nationality in the league, have grappled with how to handle the danger facing their family members back home, as kidnappings of the relatives of athletes and celebrities have increased amid the political turmoil there.

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