Abudcted Mexican Journalist regains freedom

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Mexican journalist who was kidnapped at gunpoint as he took his daughter to school has been freed, this was confirmed by authorities in the eastern state of Veracruz.

Marcos Miranda, who had received threats over his work as editor and crime reporter with the news portal Noticias a Tiempo, was abducted Wednesday by two armed men in the town of Boca del Rio, Veracruz.

He was freed in a pre-dawn police operation Thursday as his captors were transporting him, state security officials said.

In a video posted later to his news site, Miranda said his captors had told him they were taking him to a new safe house.

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