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March 2011 Blog Posts (17)

My Father's People: A Documentary About Murder & Betrayal in Honduras & Washington, D.C.

The beauty and power of social media reside in its ability to bring together people who would never otherwise find each other to share their stories and collaborate on common causes. This evening, Paul Lima, producer of a feature-length documentary, My Father's People. Paul's Dad, Albert, was murdered in Honduras in 2000, and the documentary follows Paul's efforts to find answers and justice for his family. Paul's… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 31, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Missing Disney Cruise Worker: Bahamas Police Rules Out Foul Play

Read the BBC article. Let's just say I don't have a lot of faith in the Bahamas police or Club Mickey. This young lady's family deserves a serious investigation.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Three Americans Detained in Syria

Three Americans have been arrested in Damascus in recent days, and two are still being held, the US State Department said Tuesday, amid two weeks of unprecedented dissent in Syria. "We can confirm the recent arrest of three American citizens in Damascus and one of whom has subsequently been released," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 29, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Summit, NJ, Resident Missing in Matamoros, Mexico

Abigail Wagner of Summit, NJ, has been reported missing in Matamoros, MX. She has been living there a little over a year, creating art and contacting other artists living locally. Her family last heard from her Thursday morning (3/24/11). Her landlord called last night and said he has not seen her since Wednesday. He is contacting the police today, and the family called the consulate this morning.


Anyone with information can call Abigail's mother, Katherine, at…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 28, 2011 at 2:31pm — 3 Comments

JessiesMomGlendene is sharing this video with you: Jessie Foster's Song written by Nigel Graham

WOW! Look & listen to what Nigel Graham (from England) wrote, and Bella sung, for Jessie. 
Please share this video; share Jessie’s story; and share all the information you learn about human trafficking

Added by Jessie's Mom Glendene on March 20, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Should We NOT Donate to Japan?

I'm still trying to figure out what I think about this blog post suggesting that specifically donating to Japan relief (or any specific disaster area) is a bad idea. The basic argument, if I understand it correctly, is that earmarking funds specifically for one country's disaster ensures that tons of unspent money will be left languishing unspent and unavailable for emergencies elsewhere.… Continue

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 18, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Time: Counting Japan's Dead Is Complicated by Missing Persons

As the death toll from Japan's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami continues to rise, thousands of people remain unaccounted for, making it likely that large gaps exist between official and unofficial counts, according to this article in Time.

Japan's National Police Agency…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 18, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Google's Person Finder Helps Japanese Find Missing Loved Ones

Interesting article. We have to get better at tapping technology to respond quickly and find missing persons. Would love to hear thoughts/ideas.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 18, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Resource for Families With Someone Missing in Japan

I hope this is helpful. I just learned about it, have not had a chance to vet it, figured I should get it out there.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 17, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments

COME HOME -- Song Dedicated to Michael Dixon, Missing in Costa Rica -- Available for Download

From the Dixon family:

The song COME HOME dedicated to Michael Dixon is now available for download from this link:

UK residents can also purchase the song by texting TRACK COMEHOME to 80818 or text TRACK COMEHOME M to 80818 for Direct-to-Mobile download.…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 14, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Missing from Virginia, Taylor Pratt

I want to get the info out about this young man, Taylor Pratt that has been missing from Virginia for a couple of weeks.  His family is very worried.  You can read more by

clicking here.… Continue

Added by jerrie dean on March 11, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: Cuba's American Hostage

While Arabs are ousting dictators, it's tyranny as usual in Cuba, where U.S. government contractor Alan Gross went on trial last week for espionage. Or at least that's what the Castro regime said took place. The civilized world doesn't know because the two-day proceeding was held behind closed doors. The regime simply announced that a verdict would soon be delivered, which could condemn the 61-year-old to 20 years in prison. Mr. Gross stands accused of bringing computer equipment to…


Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Sad Ending to Austin Taylor Bice's Story

See group for details.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Argentine Teen Missing in Mexico

Seventeen-year old María Luz Foguet was last seen on February 23rd and her mother believes she was abducted for human trafficking. According to her mother, the teenager disappeared after attending a meeting with a man who had "promised to make her famous".Read full article.

If anyone knows more about this case, please share.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 7, 2011 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Mexico Disappearances Leave Families in Anguish

Thousands of people have vanished without a trace – some caught up in violence, others for no reason anyone can fathom. Relatives remain in agonized limbo. Important article in the LA Times. Please read.

Added by Jeff Dunsavage on March 7, 2011 at 7:11am — No Comments

MISSING: Austin Taylor Bice, 22 San Diego University student missing in Spain


Austin Taylor Bice was last seen Friday after a night of partying with friends according to Spanish newspapers. They're reporting that he left his ID behind and has not used his credit cards since his…


Added by Cynthia Caron on March 3, 2011 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

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