Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

[unable to retrieve full-text content]WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.
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