U.S. hostage envoy visits Venezuela for talks about jailed Americans-official

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By Vivian Sequera and Matt Spetalnick CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. hostage affairs envoy Roger Carstens and U.S. Ambassador James Story traveled to Caracas on Monday for talks with Venezuelan officials about American citizens held there, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said. A previous visit by Carstens in March as part of a high-level U.S. delegation led to the release of two detained Americans, but at least eight U.S. prisoners remain. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro disclosed Monday’s visit, saying U.S. officials met with the head of the government-controlled congress, Jorge …

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