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Missionaries seen as asset, but sometimes headache, by US

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Washington (AFP) – The kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti reinforces a predicament for Washington — religious groups are often seen as an asset, going where many don’t dare, but they can also find themselves in deep trouble. Gangs that brazenly rule much of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation over the weekend abducted 17 US and Canadian missionaries including children, the latest attack that appeared aimed at raising ransom money. The United States had already issued its highest-level warning against travel to Haiti.  But religious groups, who believe they are doing God’s work, are al…

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