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Venezuela Arrests More Americans as Maduro Seeks Better Ties

  • US citizens accused of entering country illegally, report says
  • Diplomatic isolation worsened nation’s humanitarian crisis

Venezuela has arrested Americans this year even as that country’s government has made gestures toward improving relations with the US to help ease a humanitarian and political crisis.

A State Department spokesperson confirmed the arrests on Tuesday night but did not identify the Americans, say how many had been detained, or provide any further details, citing privacy concerns.