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  •  Or she didn't know what to do (5+ / 0-)

    She's young and might have no idea what to do.  

    You may be right, but that is a huge assumption on your part.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 04:15:35 PM PST

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    •  Apparently She has a Facebook Page (3+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, slouchsock, elmo

      She appears to have settled into her new identity. Whatever her reasons, it appears it was her choice to remain hidden.

      •  She had a facebook page likely (3+ / 0-)
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        the mom in the middle, AoT, ladybug53

        before all this happened. How easy is it for a child in Colombia with no money to get access to a computer and an internet connection?

        •  might depend upon (2+ / 0-)
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          whose house she's cleaning...

          Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

          by a gilas girl on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 06:12:30 PM PST

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        •  internet cafes are easily found (0+ / 0-)

          in almost all countries these days.  south america is NOT tijuana like most people seem to think.

          I refuse to believe corporations are people until Texas executes one

          by k8dd8d on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:46:07 PM PST

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          •  Internet cafe's (0+ / 0-)

            take money. How long would it take for a 14 year old to have money to spend in a foreign country, with no resources, no language skills, to get money and be able to find an internet cafe... and still be able to eat, etc?  They said she was cleaning houses, they don't say how long she's been cleaning houses, how much she was making, and we don't even know at this point if that's true. She would have spent her first few weeks/months alone, on the streets, feeling betrayed by her country completely not knowing who to trust, focused on just finding food and a way to communicate. Not to mention the grief issues and other things going on that caused her to run away in the first place. She's 14, not 40.
            It can take months for a run away who stays in the states to get up the courage to reach out to family again. Now imagine this runaway has been arrested and deported to a country not their own. How much harder that must be?

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