United States: Access to US detainee should be granted
The US Government informed on Monday that it had not received any official notice from Venezuelan authorities confirming the arrest a US citizen of whom Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said to be a former marine.
The statement was issued by Victoria Nuland, a US official from the US Department of State, reported AFP.
Information about the detainee trying to enter Venezuela from Colombia was released by President Chávez on Thursday. The identity of the "mercenary," as Chávez referred to the detainee, has not been released yet.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."