Chavez: American Detained in Venezuela

0 Posted by - August 10, 2012 - Conspiracies & Scandals, Foreign Affairs, Military

95cea966 c57a 4d22 a2fb da789af8d9f1 big 300x218 Chavez: American Detained in VenezuelaPresident Hugo Chavez announced Thursday that security forces arrested a U.S. citizen and suspect he is a mercenary who could be involved in an alleged plot to destabilize Venezuela if the opposition’s candidate loses the upcoming presidential election.

Chavez said the Hispanic man was detained Aug. 4 while crossing into Venezuela from Colombia. The president said the man was carrying a U.S. passport with entrance and exit stamps from countries including Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya as well as a notebook containing geographical coordinates.

The man’s identity was not released. Chavez did not say where he was being interrogated.

CONTINUED at AP.

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