U.S. Missionary Home After Two Years Behind Bars in Venezuela

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, returned home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country’s socialist government unexpectedly released them.

Trump Admin Turns Up Pressure on Maduro, Calls for Immediate Release of U.S. ‘Hostages’

The Trump administration is ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to force him to address the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis, release political prisoners unconditionally, and overhaul its election process ahead of a May presidential ballot.