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U.S. man returns home after 2 years in Venezuela prison

The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was “

THE-JAPAN-NEWS.COM - 2018-05-27 20:30:00

Joshua Holt, American jailed in Venezuela, arrives in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Josh Holt, an American missionary who was released by Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-05-27 17:52:13

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country fo

SPECTRUM - 2018-05-27 17:43:00

Rubio: Sanctions on Venezuela Remain in Place and ‘Will Actually Increase’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) on Sunday lambasted Venezuela for holding a missionary hostage until his return to the U.S. Saturday, saying sanctions will only increase while the regime violates the constitution.

FREEBEACON.COM - 2018-05-27 16:36:08

Man held in Venezuela for 2 years is welcomed home by Trump

Joshua Holt, a Utah man who traveled to Venezuela in 2016 to marry a woman he met online but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, has been welcomed home by his family and President Donald Trump.

KVIA - 2018-05-27 16:24:16

Sen. Bob Corker worked for months to negotiate release of U.S. citizen held in Venezuela

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, began negotiations earlier this year to bring Utah resident Josh Holt and his wife, Thamy, home to the United States, his office said in a statement.

WBIR - 2018-05-27 14:10:18

American man released from Venezuela prison

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FOXNEWS - 2018-05-27 13:13:57

US Missionary Home After Two Years Behind Bars in Venezuela

Josh Holt carries his luggage to leave Caracas, Venezuela, May 26, 2018, in this still image from video obtained from social media. Photo: @GRUPODEBOSTON/Twitter/via REUTERS.

ALGEMEINER.COM - 2018-05-27 11:45:00

US won't change Venezuela policy, despite Josh Holt release

ADDS NAME OF DAUGHTER - In this image provided by the Holt family, Joshua Holt, his wife Thamara and her daughter Marian Leal, board a plane at the airport in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago, Holt was released Saturday after a U

KUTV - 2018-05-27 10:29:05

Joshua Holt released: How a secret backchannel helped free Utah man from Venezuela prison

WASHINGTON --A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to securethe release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love

CBS NEWS - 2018-05-27 09:24:00

US citizen jailed for two years in Venezuela is released

A Venezuelan flag is seen during a demonstration to the streets of Caracas, Venezuela on November 30, 2017, to protest against the country's lack of medicine and general health crisis. (Roman Camacho/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

AMERICANMILITARYNEWS.COM - 2018-05-27 05:30:10

American freed after 2 years in Venezuela

WASHINGTON -- Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with gratitu

PADUCAH SUN - 2018-05-27 05:15:00

Timeline: How Utahn Josh Holt went from being jailed in Venezuela to an emotional D.C. reunion with family

Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a woman but soon found himself jailed, was set free by the Maduro government on Saturday. Here's a timeline of the events since his jailing:

DESERET NEWS - 2018-05-27 04:35:00

EDITORIAL Venezuela is a tragedy for local sports figures, and the world at large

To many Americans, problems in South America don’t amount to a hill of beans in a world that is perhaps not as crazy as it was when “Casablanca” was released and World War II was raging, but is nevertheless still pretty loony. It’s a far-off place that rarely figures in the headlines unless one of t

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2018-05-27 04:15:00

Freed hostage from Venezuela ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’

WASHINGTON — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himselfjailed and later branded the CIA’s top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was “overwhelmed with gratitude

NEW YORK POST - 2018-05-27 04:13:23

Venezuela frees U.S. citizen after 2 years

WASHINGTON -- Josh Holt, a U.S. citizen who had traveled to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online, was released on Saturday after two years in a Caracas jail and has returned to the United States.

NWAONLINE.COM - 2018-05-27 03:26:00

Sen. Corker Plays Role In American Prisoner's Freedom in Venezuela

Josh Holt went to the South American country in 2016 to marry his wife, Thamy. While there, both were accused of stockpiling weapons and attempting to destabilize the government.

LOCALMEMPHIS.COM - 2018-05-27 03:12:49

President Trump welcomes freed Utahn after 'ordeal' in Venezuela

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GOOD4UTAH.COM - 2018-05-27 03:10:32

The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local):

PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN - 2018-05-27 03:09:10

Jailed U.S. Citizen Visits White House After Venezuela Release

President Donald Trump pledged to soon bring home more Americans held overseas during a meeting at the White House with a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Venezuela since 2016 who was released after pressure from Washington.“You went through a lot,” Trump told Joshua Holt at the Oval Office, where the for

BLOOMBERG - 2018-05-27 02:56:04