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Venezuela’s government has been caught red-handed on Wednesday trying to prevent the release of a U.S. pastor who arrived in Caracas for a church service.
It was also caught trying to hide Pastor Frank Schaefers’ US$400,000 ‘personal’ funds.
In the latest blow to President Nicolas Maduro, the ‘personal funds’ are the equivalent of US$250,000.
The pastor is to be deported back to the US.
Despite President Donald Trump’s support for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, both the Maduro regime and the Trump administration have been trying to avoid an outright confrontation.
Now President Trump has just given Guaido the ‘bail out’.
His latest gambit is to order the Trump administration to free Pastor Frank Schaefers.
In a dramatic turnaround, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government was caught red-handed on Wednesday trying to prevent Pastor Frank Schaefers from taking his US$400,000 ‘personal’ funds out of the country.
That makes the pastor’s ‘personal’ funds equivalent of US$250,000, which is the equivalent of US$,250,000 in US dollars.
It’s hard to know whether the ‘personal’ funds are really the equivalent of $250,000.
They are said to be an insurance policy for the pastor in case he becomes ill.
The latest blow to Venezuela’s socialist government came on Wednesday morning when they were caught trying to hide Pastor Frank Schaefers’ ‘personal’ money.
A pastor who arrived in Caracas to attend a service on Wednesday was forced to leave Venezuela by anti-government protesters.
The pastor was not allowed to take his US$400,000 ‘personal’ cash out of the country, despite President Juan Guaido’s assurances that he would be released.
The pastor’s money is the equivalent of US$250,000, which is the equivalent of US$,250,000 in US dollars.
‘On Tuesday a church leader was detained and forced to leave his country,’ Pastor Frank Schaefer revealed on Wednesday morning.
‘The pastor refused to go, and the protesters locked down their protest headquarters and told him he had only four hours to leave the country,’ Pastor Schaefer wrote on Facebook.
The pastor was to travel to a church in Venezuela