A gang kidnaps people – level 1

26-10-2021 07:00

In Haiti, 17 religious people are on a trip to a home for orphans last week. An orphan is a child whose parents are dead. These religious people are 16 Americans and one Canadian. Five children travel with them. Then, a group of men kidnaps them.

These men belong to the 400 Mawozo gang. This gang is very dangerous. They kidnap many people. They ask the Haitian government for money. All 22 people will be free if the government pays 17 million dollars.

Kidnappings happen very often in Haiti. The situation is much worse after the murder of the Haitian president in July. There are three times more kidnappings than before. The US government says that it will help the Haitian police fight the gangs.

Difficult words: kidnap (to take a person by force and say that the person will be free if the criminal gets money), gang (a group of criminals), kidnapping (a situation when someone takes a person by force and he asks for money, and when he gets the money, this person will be free).

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