Just three days before 82 Venezuelan nationals were repatriated from Trinidad & Tobago to Venezuela, the President of the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Assembly of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela, Luis Florido, wrote to T&T's Ambassador in Caracas, Paul Byam, calling for the men to be released from T&T's Immigration Detention Centre on humanitarian grounds.
The letter stated that the Venezuelans were seeking to escape the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, adding that "this is not a crime".
The three T&T fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are back home.
The fishermen arrived in Cedros just after 4pm today where they were reunited with family members.
We will have more in the CNC3 weekend news at 7pm.
Photo by Guardian Media's Ivan Toolsie.
The three Trinidad and Tobago fishermen who were taken by Venezuela's Guardia Nacional are finally on their way home to Trinidad.
The men boarded a vessel in Venezuela this afternoon for the short journey home.
Awardnath Hajarie, his son Nicholas and Shami Seepersad appeared in a Venezuela court but were released and have been staying at one of the men's family members in Venezuela.