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Video: The kidnapping and release of Mexican footballer Alan Pulido

May 30, 2016

Mexico and Olympiacos striker Alan Pulido was kidnapped by armed men after leaving a party near his hometown in Ciudad Victoria in the troubled northern state of Tamaulipas on Saturday night. He was released the following evening under circumstances that are still not entirely clear. I went on Sky News, BBC 5 Live and an Irish radio station to discuss the kidnapping yesterday and now that Pulido is safe and sound I’ve decided to do a quick video blog to provide some context and my thoughts on this case.

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  1. May 30, 2016 16:12

    Duncan again demonstrates his superior insights into variations on the theme of Mexican culture, both the positive and the negative and in this case including the violence and personal insecurity culture. With highly developed communication skills a message is delivered that places the violence, kidnap and corruption dilemmas clearly described before the reader or listener.

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