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Another delay for Citgo executives held captive in Venezuela

Posted at 5:45 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 19:33:08-04


The families of six Citgo employees who have been imprisoned in Venezuela since late 2017 got some more disappointing news today.


The Citgo 6, as they’ve come to be known, have hit yet another legal delay.

In an online post this morning, the son of one of the captive executives said that a preliminary hearing set for today after the judge failed to appear in court. This is the 14th time the hearing has been canceled since the men’s arrest.

One of the six imprisoned executives is Corpus Christi resident Alirio Zambrano, who helped run the local Citgo refinery.

He and the others were arrested in Venezuela on embezzlement and treason charges.

Zambrano’s family and the families of the other captives say the men are innocent and being held in inhumane conditions.

Another hearing has been set for April 26.