Mexican Ambassador Carlos Pujalte and his wife were kidnapped...leaving a reception in a wealthy area of Caracas.
They were finally freed 4 hours later...in a slum.
There are an estimated 23 kidnappings per day in Venezuela.
Many are so-called 'secuestros espresos'...kidnappings where victims are held for a few hours...and forced to withdraw money from ATMs.
A Chilean consul was kidnapped and wounded in Caracas in November.