Venezuelan state television has aired video of a captured U.S. mercenary who was arrested after taking part in a failed attempt to topple Nicolás Maduro’s government. The coup attempt occurred on Sunday when 10 armed men landed in a boat near Caracas. Venezuelan authorities killed eight of the men. Two men, both Americans, were captured. In the video, Luke Denman said he was working for a Florida-based private security firm called Silvercorp USA, run by a former Green Beret, and for Juan Guaidó, the U.S.-backed Venezuela opposition leader.
Luke Denman: “My responsibilities to Silvercorp are written in a contract, or described in a contract, signed by Jordan Goudreau, Juan Rendón and Juan Guaidó.”