U.S. Senator Shares What Led to RM's Release After 2-Years in Venezuelan Prison

by | May 30, 2018

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"This journey is ultimately about rescuing one man, his wife, and their child," Utah Senator Orrin Hatch wrote. "But it can also be a lesson for how our leadership might build a way forward through not only the present situation in Latin America but in the many areas of the world — from Europe to the Korean Peninsula — where being able to listen and have the right understanding of faith has never been more urgent."

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Sen. Orrin Hatch had a Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff member carry a letter to the president of Venezuela that opened a correspondence that he says led to the release of Josh Holt and his wife.

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In the letter delivered by Caleb McCarry, the committee’s senior staffer for Latin America, the Utah Republican asked President Nicolas Maduro for Holt’s swift release.

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