• Trump and Sen. Orrin Hatch announce American hostage returning to US from Venezuela

    11 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump announced Saturday that a Venezuelan prison would be freeing an American hostage and his wife after two years.
    The hostage, Josh Holt, is from Utah and has been in prison since 2016 after traveling to Venezuela to marry his wife Thamy, whom he met online.
    Holt was arrested when police said they found him stockpiling weapons.
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch posted a statement about the news that detailed "two years of hard work" that went into securing the Holts' release.
    An American held in Venezuela will return to the US Saturday evening after two years in a Caracas prison...
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  • An American Imprisoned in Venezuela Has Been Released, Trump Says

    An American Imprisoned in Venezuela Has Been Released, Trump Says

    11 monthes ago - By Fortune

    An American imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 has been released and is headed back to Washington after pressure from the U.S. government, President Donald Trump said.
    "Good news about the release of the American hostage from Venezuela. Should be landing in D.C. this evening and be in the White House, with his family, at about 7:00 P.M.," Trump said on Twitter. "The great people of Utah will be very happy!"
    Joshua Holt's release, which hadn't been previously reported, came less than a day after Republican Senator Bob Corker met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
    Good news...
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