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Head of Mormons in Argentina kidnapped and robbed in Buenos Aires

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:59 UTC
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The head of the Mormon Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, US citizen David Paul Robertson, was kidnapped, robbed, and finally released by armed men that attacked him while he was driving in Ciudadela, in Greater Buenos Aires. Read full article

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  • reality check

    Well there you go then, the reason why the US Embassy did what Embassies do in such circumstance, issue warning to their citizens. Not in fact a conspiracy by the US Government, under the thinly disguised cover of the “vulture funds” together with the traitorous Argentine Commercial Terrorist Base, to carry out a coup against the Republic.

    What do you get for Kidnap in the Republic, my guess is a 6 months mandatory human rights course.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 07:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    A chair at the local police station with a major bitch session for getting caught......if you do get caught. Not even a night in jail. Arresting criminals in Argentina is a human rights violation.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 12:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 reality check

    They won't get caught, it would be too embarrassing to find out the local police 'jefe' was the 'mastermind' (yes, I know that's an oxymoron).

    Ah well he dodged finding out there is no god, this time.

    Lovely country, TDC.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This was happening to my neighbors even though we had private guards patrolling the streets.
    This and the commando assaults on people's homes is the main reason I moved.
    Its just too scary.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Difficult for Mormons to avoid... the religion is spread by two missionaries knocking on peoples doors...and one of them is usually a Yank...

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • screenname

    Sounds like the kidnappers were lucky to escape, must have told him they were Catholics (that always works).

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrum of NostrolL

    MERCOPRESS

    Where is the News about the EBOLA crisis in the USA_?

    Isn't that just a tad bit more important_??????

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    What's the problem, I'm sure it was all part of gods plan.

    Oct 02nd, 2014 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Z-ville

    Well, after their big speech against the U.S. ambassador for his “false warnings” about crime in Argentina, I for one can't wait to hear the Whacky Leadership try to explain this one away! Bring on the popcorn - this will be one to remember!!

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    latest news from the uk and the u.s.:
    not the best places in the world, no?

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    “'Inhuman' dad who killed baby daughter by biting, shaking and punching her jailed for life”

    ”Breaking Bad poison trial hear daughter's confession: 'I hope my mother dies soon'

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 02:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Paul, that all sounds like just another day in the “Workers Paradise” that is known as the “Province of Buenos Aires.” It seems some things are indeed universal. ;)

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Argentina:

    High school girl beaten and cut with knives by 2 teenage girls because she was too pretty, and they wanted her to “look like Chucky”

    Police refuse to investigate until shamed on social media.

    Argentinians like Paul and CasterTroy and Nostrils - bitter, angry, jealous, and callous

    http://184.173.71.98-static.reverse.softlayer.com/1512903/2-sisters-brutally-attack-pretty-girl-teen-beaten-and-cut-with-knives-to-look-like-chucky/

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 06:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    According to the data I could find, the murder rate in Argentina is 5 times that of the UK, a higher percentage per head of population if you adjust it.

    Your point is paulie?

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    http://tosh.cc.com/video-collections/6fk43z/in-this-week-s-episode/9ndmaq
    Bahahaha

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 09:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Clarkson & Co. scarper out of TDC.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/top-gear/11137879/Jeremy-Clarkson-stoned-as-Top-Gear-crew-abandon-cars-and-flee-Argentina.html

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 11:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I was so EXCITED t oread Paulcedron's latest post.

    I mean with the Internet it is so easy to find random stories. But how about some facts instead?

    So I did some investigating. Now it is hard to compare some data because it seems that Argentina isn't very forthcoming on reporting figures.

    All figures are for INTENTIONAL homicides only.

    Rate per 1,000 inhabitants
    US: 4.7 (2012)
    Arg: 5.5 (2010)

    In only 3 of the past 12 years has Argentina's rate been lower than the US (5.5 to 5.6, 5.3 to 5.8 and 5.3 to 5.6)

    Indeed, only one SINGLE South American country has a lower rate than the US - Chile with 3.1

    But what about firearms I hear you ask. Well that is even harder to compare as Argentina has stopped reported that statistic. However in 2012, 60% of US homicides used a firearm - a stable figure for the past 7 years.

    In Argentina, it is 48% but that is 2008 and it had been increasing not stable.

    77.8% of these homicides were male in the US (2012) but this was 83.6% in Argentina (2010).

    So statistically speaking, males killed by firearms per capita:
    US: 2.2
    Arg: 2.2

    So as a male you are just as likely to be killed by a gun in Argentina as in the US.

    www.unodc.org/documents/gsh/pdfs/2014_GLOBAL_HOMICIDE_BOOK_web.pdf

    The UK's is so low it is hardly worth comparing to a country like Argentina.

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    From a post in another article. No wonder their prison population is low, who survives prison? I also read that there was an escape from a prison in Corrientes........they dug out with a spoon!!!

    Leaked Footage Captures Torture of Prison Inmates in

    blog.panampost.com/adam-dubove/2014/10/02/leaked-footage-captures-torture-of-prison-inmates-in-argentina/

    Oct 03rd, 2014 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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