Kidnapped central bank president is released

GUATEMALA - Lizardo Sosa, head of the Guatemalan Central Bank, was released Thursday after family members paid a "minimal" ransom to the kidnappers who grabbed him three days ago, according to the latest official account.

Sosa's release came amid contradictory official information that led to speculation about a cover-up in the case.

Shortly after news of Sosa's release was made public, presidential spokesman Byron Barrera announced the bank president had been freed in a police operation headed