Venezuelan minister says kidnapped diplomat freed

Venezuela's justice minister says a diplomat from the Costa Rican Embassy has been freed hours after he was seized by kidnappers.

Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says in a message on his Twitter account that Guillermo Cholele, the trade ambassador for the Costa Rican Embassy, has been freed and is in good health.

El Aissami said in the message on Tuesday morning that the diplomat was with police and being taken to be reunited with his family.