Found November 09, 2011 on
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An initial tweet was verified by Venezuelan website El Nacional (warning: en Espanol) - Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped in the Venezuelan city of Valencia, his hometown. He was apparently approached by four gunmen, and was taken away. The kidnappers have not contacted the family yet, though the police are aware of the situation.
Violent crime is a serious problem in the country, with Venezuela having one of the highest per capita rates in the world. Back in 2009, Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba had his son and two of his son's uncles kidnapped, with the kidnappers demanding a ransom of $500,000. The child and adults were released two days later. In 2008, Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco's brother Carlos was kidnapped and later killed.
This isn't a new problem, but this is the first time we can document an actual player being kidnapped in Venezuela, as opposed to a family member. The most famous example of an athlete being kidnapped would ...
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Washington Nationals Wilson Ramos strikes out against the New York Mets during the second inning at Nationals Park in Washington on September 4, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Shocking. Just simply shocking news: Wilson Ramos reportedly kidnapped in Venezuela?
From Amanda Comak/Washington Times:
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his home in Valencia...
Venezuelan authorities said Friday they are confident they can quickly solve the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos.
The abduction on Wednesday was the first known kidnapping of a major leaguer in a country that has scores of players on big league rosters, and it has brought a renewed focus on rising violent crime in Venezuela.
Deputy Justice Minister Edwin...
The horror of Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos' kidnapping has sadly not yet been resolved today, but a few more details have emerged this morning. We will again attempt to keep this post updated throughout the day as new developments are reported.
Venezuelan Minister of Interior Justice Tareck El Aissami has reported that the vehicle that Ramos was taken away in has been...
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped in his native Venezuela.
It's been nearly two full days since Wasingtion Nationals C Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his Venezuela home. As NatsTown is doing everything it can to bond and support Ramos and his family during this trying time, including hosting a fan-organized candlelight vigil tonight at Nationals Park, it would be remiss of us to ignore the lack of coverage of this issue by ESPN, the...
CARACAS, Venezuela—Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan authorities said Friday they are confident they can quickly solve the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos.
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