Kidnapped Costa Rican diplomat freed : Venezuela

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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 7:24 AM
Kidnapped Costa Rican diplomat freed : Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped since the weekend in Venezuela has been freed and is in good health, Venezuela's Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami said on Tuesday.

"Thanks to police investigation and pressure, we achieved the liberation of the Costa Rican diplomat," he said via Twitter. "He is in good physical state, under police protection en route to meet up with his family."

(Reporting by Mario Naranjo, Writing by Andrew Cawthorne Editing by W Simon)