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Venezuela has freed U.S. missionary Josh Holt, Trump says

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WASHINGTON The Venezuelan government on Saturday released an American, Josh Holt, whom it has held since 2016 on weapons charges, U.S. President Donald Trump and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced separately on Twitter. | Video

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U.S. missionary and wife en route to U.S. - Venezuelan minister 6:55pm BST

CARACAS U.S. missionary Josh Holt and his wife are on a plane returning to the United States after Venezuelan authorities released them on Saturday, a Venezuelan government minister said.

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Venezuela's Maduro meets U.S. senator after election, sanctions 12:34am BST

CARACAS Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with U.S. Senator Bob Corker on Friday, the socialist-led government said, less than a week after Maduro was re-elected to a six-year term in a vote the United States did not recognise.

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Colombian election to decide future of economy, peace deal 25 May 2018

BOGOTA Colombia's presidential election on Sunday will decide the future of peace with Marxist rebels and the nation's economic model as candidates from across the political spectrum compete with promises of jobs, safer streets and a crackdown on graft.

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EU to sanction more Venezuelan officials, call for new vote 25 May 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union is considering imposing economic sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials in June following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election which the bloc said was not free or fair, EU diplomats said on Friday.

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Maduro's tweeters, activists cash in on Venezuela election win 25 May 2018

CARACAS Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.

Venezuela arrested 15 military officials over vote period - rights group 25 May 2018

CARACAS Venezuela arrested 15 senior military officials around the time President Nicolas Maduro won re-election in a widely criticized vote, a rights group said, adding to scores already detained on accusations of conspiring or deserting.

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Maduro vows to free some jailed activists, raise Venezuela oil output 24 May 2018

CARACAS Venezuela's newly re-elected President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday pledged to release some jailed opposition activists, boost the OPEC member's tanking oil production and open dialogue with business leaders.

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Colombia's election could mark the start of a resurgent left 24 May 2018

BOGOTA Left-wing presidential candidate Gustavo Petro had a simple but radical proposal for his audience in the small industrial town of Yumbo in western Colombia.

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Colombia's presidential frontrunner Duque fights to ward off left 24 May 2018

BOGOTA When Ivan Duque was a boy, his grandmother made him memorize the speeches of assassinated Colombian presidential candidate Eliecer Gaitan. By the age of seven he could recite them all.

Venezuela 2012: more revolution?

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Insight: Chavista militants may be wild card after election

CARACAS - Sitting in front of a mural of Jesus and the Virgin Mary armed with AK-47s, three red-shirted children are clutching assault rifles and copies of Venezuela's constitution.  Full Article