Authorities seek the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend. On Monday, unions and other organizations launched a strike to protest worsening security.
Seventeen missionaries were kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti on Saturday. It was the latest in what experts are calling a kidnapping crisis in the country — a crisis largely driven by one gang.
The students, who were taken from a school more than a week ago, say they were beaten by the kidnappers. Police are still looking for hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped Friday.