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Guatemala - Maria Fernanda and Ana Christina Alvarado case

2006 Aug 1
Mildred had been tricked while pregnant with Ana, she was given an early c-section by the trafficking ring, when she awoke, both girls were gone.

A US potential adoptive parent ("Cindy") identified Mildred's name in a newspaper as being the parent of a child she was in process of adopting. She questioned CCI, who then withdrew the referral. Cindy then notified the US Embassy to check on the cases of facilitator Marvin Bran and CCI. The children were located and returned to their mother - they had been stolen by a ring headed by Marvin Bran's mother.