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Kidnapping Reports

 
 
Pitter
 
Reply Mon 9 May, 2005 05:53 am
According to the latest State Department Travel Advisories four Americans were kidnapped in Colombia in 2004. Does anyone know where to find more specific information about those kidnappings? I'm aware of the site for "fondelibertad" but it offers no specifics.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2005 06:06 am
Is this what you mean?

http://usinfo.state.gov/is/Archive/2005/Jan/03-725777.html
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Pitter
 
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Reply Tue 10 May, 2005 04:55 am
Thanks Phoenix, I searched around on that site including the advanced search feature but can't get anything more specific than the travel advisory reference: "including four abducted in 2004".
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Duke of Lancaster
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2005 12:03 pm
Whatever......
Just make sure they don't take you away too.
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Xavier
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2005 10:26 am
Re: Kidnapping Reports
Pitter wrote:
According to the latest State Department Travel Advisories four Americans were kidnapped in Colombia in 2004. Does anyone know where to find more specific information about those kidnappings? I'm aware of the site for "fondelibertad" but it offers no specifics.

To be honest with you, "Americans"Colombians are American also, are not liked or wanted anywhere, the reason is the policy of being the policemen of the world...
Regards.
Xavier
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Pitter
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2005 06:26 pm
If you are in Colombia and a Colombian wishes to refer to a "norteamericano" without using the term "gringo" he will say "americano". I think the term "norteamericano" is more common in Mexico. No patriotic Colombian would ever call himself "American". He would always be "colombiano".
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Athos
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 10:32 am
lala
It's more simpler than that. Xavier is only pointing out the fact that America is not a country, but a continent. Under that statement we are american too Cool . Anyway I've found some people that doensn't like very much that only one country refers themselves as americans.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 10:39 am
Many people other than those from the US refer to those from the US as "Americans." I think it's a shorthand for them. Of course we do it to, even though it is patently imprecise. What else to call us? US'ers? United States'ers? US'ians? Doesn't roll off the tongue. Norte Americanos? Won't that tick off the Canadians?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jun, 2005 11:19 am
I've called us U.S. americans here on a2k and it sounds unwieldy at best. Many of us in the US do actually understand that the people of north, central, and south america are all from america; as Tico says, it is a shorthand used by many from the US and other places, including (I gather) south and central america and canada.
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