Officials fume as former Venezuelan general slips US grasp, is received as hero in Caracas

July 28, 2014 2:06 PM

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Officials fume as former Venezuelan general slips US grasp, is received as hero in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela – US officials are saying Venezuela may have used threats to obtain the freedom of a former general detained in Aruba at the request of the American government.

In a statement released Monday morning, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says there are credible reports that Venezuela threatened the governments of Aruba, the Netherlands and others to force the release of former military intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal.

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