CHILE WHEREAS • on September 9 Cristián L. Edwards del Río, general manager of El Mercurio Regional Newspapers, was kidnapped in Santiago, Chile • to this day, despite all the efforts of law enforcement agencies, there is no news of his whereabouts THE 47TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE IAPA RESOLVES • to condemn in the strongest possible terms this kidnapping and the attack on personalliberty and freedom of expression that it represents • to call for the inmediate release of Cristián L. Edwards del Río, safe and unharmed • to express its sympathy to the Edwards family, long-time members of the IAPA, in these distressing times.