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Missing ex-Guantanamo detainee reappears in Venezuela

  • FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, right, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, of Tunisia, both freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, look out the window of their shared home in Montevideo, Uruguay. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who disappeared in June 2016 in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

    FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, right, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, of Tunisia, both freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, look out the window of their shared home in Montevideo, Uruguay. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who disappeared in June 2016 in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, right, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, of Tunisia, both freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, look out the window of their shared home in Montevideo, Uruguay. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who disappeared in June 2016 in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)

    FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, from Syria, right, and Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, of Tunisia, both freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, look out the window of their shared home in Montevideo, Uruguay. Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who disappeared in June 2016 in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This July 22, 2016 photo shows the back of a food stand with a message that reads in Spanish: "Maps of the soul have no borders," parked in the middle of an avenue in the city of Chuy that separates Uruguay and Brazil. Resettled former Guantanamo prisoner, Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab, was reportedly last seen in mid-July in this small border town that's home to a small Arab community. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Abu Wa'el Dhiab was confirmed to have reappeared in Venezuela, according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

    This July 22, 2016 photo shows the back of a food stand with a message that reads in Spanish: "Maps of the soul have no borders," parked in the middle of an avenue in the city of Chuy that separates Uruguay and Brazil. Resettled former Guantanamo prisoner, Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab, was reportedly last seen in mid-July in this small border town that's home to a small Arab community. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, Abu Wa'el Dhiab was confirmed to have reappeared in Venezuela, according to Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)  (The Associated Press)

Uruguay's foreign minister says that a resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who had been missing since last month has appeared in Venezuela.

Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab is one of six former Guantanamo prisoners who were resettled in Uruguay after being released by U.S. authorities in 2014, invited by then President Jose Mujica as a humanitarian gesture. His disappearance last month set off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations by U.S. lawmakers.

Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa said Wednesday that Dhiab appeared at Uruguay's consulate in the Venezuelan capital.

Dhiab was reportedly last seen in mind-July in the small city of Chuy in the Uruguay-Brazil border.