Venezuela claims that captured US pilot (?) was “recruiting citizens to stage a coup”

An ‘American airplane pilot’ with ‘Latino roots’ has been detained by Venezuela’s government, accusing of spying and recruiting citizens to stage a coup, President Nicolas Maduro declared.

The President said the pilot, who has not been named, was part of a group of six U.S. nationals arrested in the state of Táchira, near the Colombian border, in the last few days.

Addressing a rally on Saturday, Maduro said the man had ‘documentation’ that suggested he was involved in ‘espionage’ and ‘recruitment’.

It comes after four missionaries were questioned over alleged ‘spying’ after running a medical assistance campaign in the coastal town of Ocumare de la Costa.

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