By Deseret News
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Trump called for Holt’s release last month while considering the latest sanctions against Venezuela.
Holt, a 25-year-old former LDS Church missionary, traveled to Venezuela to marry a woman he met online while looking for Spanish-speaking Mormons to help him improve his Spanish.
Venezuelan officials allege he was using his wife’s apartment to stockpile weapons and have suggested his case is linked to other unspecified attempts by the U.S. government to undermine Maduro’s socialist rule amid deep economic and political turbulence.
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