S Aufrecht

The Venezuelan government announced on Tuesday that it had arrested 13 combatants in what it categorized as a failed incursion. Among them were Luke Denman and Airan Berry, both American citizens and employees of Silvercorp … Though one might be tempted to doubt the word of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, recall that “American mercenaries captured in a plot to overthrow Latin American government” is probably the least-surprising headline a person could invent, and also, they filmed themselves doing a coup.1