Mary’s statement sums it up. No action unless you are willing to pay. I do not agree that it is not the JOB of the United States Government to intervene. Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton along with Sarah Palin, Jimmy Carter and many other high profile political figures have strongly encouraged, begged, Americans to help. Then when one answers the call the US Government throws them to the wolves. This (Haitian)government should not be reasoned with. As long as there are American citizens and organizations over there it is the DUTY of our government to protect these people. The day that each of these political figures expose the truths of the corruption in Haiti and encourage all Americans not to go over there will be the day it is no longer their responsibility to protect them. Instead, they sweep it under the rug and allow this to happen. I know it for a fact because Paul Waggoner is my brother. Tell the State Department someone has contacted you with a potential bribe to release a family member. They will not so much as pick up a pen and write down the names of both Americans and Haitians who are doing this. This is unacceptable and there are no excuses to be made for it.