FYI, Mexico ranks #2 in the world for kidnapping.
"I'm really sorry. This is my job," the man said, wiping his fingerprints from my debit card.
He slipped it back to me under a table in a crowded downtown restaurant where a Mexican friend and I had been held hostage for a half an hour that felt like two days. [...]
Express kidnappings have become so common in Mexico that taking a street taxi — which thieves often use to capture their victims — is akin to playing Russian roulette. Many end in violence and sometimes death.