Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Calls For Maduro To Release CITGO 6

April 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement calling on the Maduro regime to release the six Citgo executives, five of whom are Texans, who have been detained in Venezuela since November 2017:

“The CITGO 6 are Texas and Louisiana residents who have been detained for over a year in Venezuela. While I am deeply disturbed about their access to legal representation, due process and State Department assistance, the most pressing issue is their health and safety. Their families—many of whom also live in Texas—are in agony as they try to get more information and coordinate care for them. I call on the Maduro regime to release these individuals immediately so they can get the medical care they desperately need.”

The CITGO 6 are: Tomeu Vadell, Alirio Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, and Jose Angel Pereira. Five of them live in Texas, the other one lives in Louisiana.


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