UPDATE: Wilson Ramos confirmed to still be alive

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UPDATE:  Ben Goessling reports that Venezuelan authorities have confirmed that Wilson Ramos is still alive.

This is not unexpected as kidnapping in Venezuela has traditionally been a financial affair so it’s not necessarily reasonable to expect any harm to come to Ramos.  That said: when you kick off a serious crime anything can happen, so it’s good news to hear that Ramos is still safe.

10:31 AM: Still no word from the Wilson Ramos kidnappers, but apparently the vehicle that was used in the kidnapping has been found abandoned an hour away from Ramos’ home.

I fear that any new information in this story will come out in drips and drabs like that all day today.  In the meantime, a good Twitter follow for updates is Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.  He can be followed here. His latest story on the matter is here.