Cubans kidnapped in Haiti | Miami Herald

Andrik Alfredo Abad Reinosa

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

The two folks ended up discovered as Andrik Alfredo Abad Reinosa and Enides Galano Silva, the two from Moa in Holguín province.

Abad and Galano arrived in Haiti via particular person work contracts with the Autoplaza firm, whose operator documented the incident to the embassy. They ended up grabbed Friday though on their way to acquire care of their immigration documents.

The kidnapping was also confirmed by the Affiliation of Cuban Inhabitants in Haiti. The head of the affiliation, Graciela Limonta, told Cubans news agency Prensa Latina that the kidnappers have now “made speak to.”

The Cuban Embassy mentioned Haitian authorities have been notified. The embassy and Haitian law enforcement did not quickly answer to a ask for for remark.

In accordance to his Fb webpage, Abad Reinosa performs as a technician for Autoplaza. He previously labored as a mechanic at a Moa’s nickel blend venture involving Cuba and Canada.

In 2019, two Cuban medical doctors — surgeon Landy Rodríguez Hernández and normal medication professional Assel Herrera Correa — ended up abducted in the Kenyan border city of Mandera and taken into Somalia by al-Shabab Islamic extremist team. A rescue procedure unsuccessful and they have not been unveiled.

A lot more than 800 people today, both of those Haitians and foreigners, have been victims of kidnapping in Haiti this calendar year. On Thursday, 11 Individuals and 1 Canadian missionary kidnapped on Oct. 16 lastly manufactured it to liberty. One of the hostages and Christian Support Ministries, their employer, explained they escaped their captors. The assist group, primarily based in Berlin, Ohio, would not say no matter whether a ransom was paid for the launch of the group, which at first numbered 17.

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

Nora Gámez Torres is the Cuba/U.S.-Latin American plan reporter for el Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald. She analyzed journalism and media and communications in Havana and London. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Town, University of London. Her get the job done has won awards by the Florida Society of News Editors and the Modern society 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 Society of News Editors y Culture for Profesional Journalists.