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Ecuador / Ransom Story / Kidnapping #196048

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 02, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Aaron Brown) The ransom of four Americans and three foreign nationals from kidnappers in Ecuador featured; scenes shown of the men after four months in captivity; details given of the execution of hostage Ronald Sander. [MAN - thanks the military.] [February 3, hostage's brother Mike DERRY - asks the oil companies to pay.] [Ecuador foreign minister of affairs Heinz MOELLER - says paying the kidnappers will lead to more violence and more kidnappings.] [Kroll Associates Crisis Management Group Tom CLAYTON - talks about negotiating and paying to get the men out alive.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on the worldwide business of kidnapping for ransom cited.

Brown, Aaron;
Jennings, Peter

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