Nobel Laureate’s Nephew Is Kidnaped

<i> Reuters</i>

The 22-month-old nephew of Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu was kidnaped from the arms of his mother by two unidentified gunmen in central Guatemala City on Saturday.

According to Menchu, the gunmen snatched the baby, Juan Carlos Velasquez Menchu, outside Menchu’s home from her sister Cristina and sped off in a jeep with tinted windows.

Menchu, a human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, said she suspected a political motive for the kidnaping.