Costa Rica diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela


CARACAS. April 10. KAZINFORM Venezuelan police are searching for a Costa Rican diplomat who has been kidnapped in Caracas, BBC reports.

The Costa Rican embassy's trade attache, Guillermo Cholele, was abducted in his diplomatic car from outside his home on Sunday night.

A ransom has been demanded for his release.

He is the third diplomat to be kidnapped in recent months in Venezuela, which suffers from levels of violent crime.

"A telephone call made to the diplomats' residence mentioned the request of a sum as ransom and added that he was in good health," the Costa Rican foreign ministry said in a statement.

It called the abduction "extremely serious" and said Mr Cholele needed medication for a heart condition and high blood pressure.





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