Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

March 1, 2015 12:50 AM

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Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas.

Maduro also said his government would order a reduction in the number of U.S. embassy staff in Caracas and prohibit some U.S. officials from entering Venezuela in retaliation for a similar U.S. measure last year. Venezuela would also require U.S. citizens to obtain visas before visiting, he told a r...

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