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Becky Bruce

Josh Holt says he’s working to help two Americans held in Venezuela

A Utah man, Josh Holt, who spent nearly two years in the same Venezuela prison where two former Green Berets are being held, says he's trying to help them. 
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

How Josh and Thamy Holt finally got freed from a Venezuela prison

To this day, the major players involved can't say exactly why Venezuela released Josh and Thamy Holt from prison, but they insist there was no deal made.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

New details revealed in the prison riot that threatened the life of Josh Holt

The prison riot that threatened the life of Utahn Josh Holt exposed a sharp divide between political prisoners and common prisoners in Venezuela.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

Hope In Darkness: Faith, serendipity important part of Josh Holt story

The way in which a Venezuelan-born Utah immigration attorney became involved in the Josh Holt case involves multiple leaps of faith.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

Evolving strategy and inside connections contributed to the freedom of Josh Holt

The first shift in strategy for Josh and Thamy Holt came because of an important conversation with the warden at El Helicoide prison. It wasn't the last.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

Meet the Senate staffer whose involvement changed everything for Josh Holt

A 2002 retreat in which a future Senate staffer shared a beer with the future president of Venezuela set the stage for the eventual freedom of Josh Holt.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

Faith brought Josh Holt through his darkest hour inside El Helicoide prison

Without access to counseling or medication in prison, Josh Holt had no choice but to try to emerge from depression on his own -- clinging to his faith.
1 year ago
Laurie Holt embraces Nathalia, daughter of Thamy and stepdaughter of her son Josh, as she arrives i...
Becky Bruce

Getting his family to the US was a lengthy process for Josh Holt

"Hope In Darkness" delves into the behind-the-scenes work to get the Venezuelan family of Josh Holt safely to the United States after his arrest.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

One of Venezuela’s most wanted helped Josh Holt survive prison

Josh Holt, a young man from Utah, learned how to survive in prison in part because of his friendship with his fellow inmates.
1 year ago
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Becky Bruce

How Laurie Holt went from Mama Bear to unstoppable force

Every single person interviewed for Hope In Darkness described Laurie Holt as the driving factor that led to freedom for her son Josh and his wife Thamy.
1 year ago