Kidnapping: A daily fear for Venezuelans

Casey Campbell

Mercy Benzaquen is now studying at Emerson College, almost two years after her brother's kidnapping.

On May 31, 2012, most teenagers were wishing for school to be over and were already planning their summer. For Mercy Benzaquen, this was the day she found out her brother had been kidnapped.

The Benzaquen family lives in Caracas, Venezuela, a country where kidnapping happens all too often. For Mercy’s brother, Simon, it occurred as he was riding home from the airport with a family friend, Pedro.

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