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Utah's Holt family fears son Josh may die in Venezuela

Utah's Holt family fears son Josh may die in Venezuela (Photo: AP)

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela a year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail amid growing volatility in the South American country. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been brought to try to pry open negotiations with the government of Nicolas Maduro over a humanitarian release.

The mother of the Venezuelan woman Joshua Holt married said Venezuelan security forces flooded her Caracas apartment complex when the couple was arrested on June 30, 2016.

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