Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Venezuela: Update--Press Conference Scheduled for April 21 Re: Pinto Kidnapping

According to El Universal, Nairobi Pinto, 29, journalist with news TV channel Globovisión kidnapped in front of her house on April 6, was reported to have been released in the state of Miranda, north of Venezuela.

COMMENT: A press conference is scheduled for April 21 at the Attorney General's office in Caracas. 

One can only hope that the AG's press conference is more illuminating than the two previous press conferences which revealed virtually no detail as to motive or other details.

Having followed politically and economically motivated kidnappings for the better part of thirty years, this is by far one of the strangest abductions I have ever analyzed as Ms. Pinto was released without any political or economic concessions being made.