Venezuelan Officials Arrest U.S. Docmaker

Venezuelan Officials Arrest U.S. Docmaker

Indie helmer Timothy Tracy has been accused of espionage

Venezuelan authorities have arrested documentary filmmaker and former actor Timothy Tracy in Caracas, accusing him of espionage.

Tracy was arrested at the Caracas airport on his way back to the U.S. He had been traveling back and forth to Venezuela to work on a documentary he was filming independently.

“He’s just a guy with a camera; he’s not a journalist and he’s obviously not a CIA agent,” says producer Aengus James of This is Just a Test Prods. who has worked with Tracy previously. The helmer had been commissioned by the shingle to shoot the an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “The Border” series and was also a co-producer on the shingle’s 2009 docu “American Harmony.”

Tracy had been detained twice before but this is the first time that authorities have made a spectacle of it, displaying his mug shot, albeit with his eyes covered, to the press.

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres told reporters Thursday that Tracy was suspected of being a spy and involved in a U.S. plot to provoke demonstrations and propel Venezuela towards a civil war.

Tracy’s acting credits include “Commander in Chief” and “Cold Case.”

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  1. Not usa government who wants a civil war in Venezuela.
    is this government does not know how a people silenced
    If Tracy really was cia agent, not a prisoner would have.
    sorry!

  2. NOT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO WANTS A CIVIL WAR, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW THEY … shut up, IF GOD REALLY OUT OF THE CIA, estubieran ALL SCARED! AND WHAT HAVE CAUGHT JAMASSSS, ROPE ….

  3. NO ES EL GOBIERNO DE EE.UU. QUIEN QUIERE UNA GUERRA CIVIL, SI NO ELLOS… NO SABEN COMO CALLARNOS, POR DIOS SI DE VERDAD FUERA DE LA CIA, ESTUBIERAN TODOS ASUSTADOS!!! Y JAMASSSS LO HUBIERAN AGARRADO, CUERDA DE….

  4. herman says:

    SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE!!!!
    I KNOW THIS GUY AND HE IS NOT WHAT THEY SAY… VENEZUELAN GOV IS GOING CRAZY AND SOMEBODY HAS TO DO SOMETHING…

    https://www.change.org/petitions/embajada-de-estados-unidos-en-venezuela-u-s-embassy-in-venezuela-liberen-al-cineasta-timothy-tracy-free-filmmaker-timothy-tracy

  5. Rolando says:

    This is an outlaw country in this moment, I was once illegally detained for taking pics of an airplane in a public airport

  6. noramorrison says:

    The self proclaimed government we have in Venezuela at the moment is looking for scapegoats to accuse of the revolts demanding recount of votes after the opposition candidate declared his win was stolen with false ballots. We hope Timothy is freed soon.

  7. alejandro says:

    i am venezuelan and i´m truly sorry for this deplorable show the government put on…horrible things are really happening every single day in my country along with suppression kidnaping and violent killings,i hope Timothy is safe by now

  8. This is just unbelievable… plainly ridiculous…
    I’m venezuelan and I cannot (or I dont want to) believe that things like this actually happen in my country.
    I hope Timothy Tracy is safe and ok , back at his country , by now.

    • Mari says:

      Hi UtopianW- It is true. As true as having 9 murdered because they supported Capriles and many losing their jobs as teachers for supporting Capriles. Venezuela needs our help. They turned that beautiful country to a socialistic sad state. We must help.

  9. Jose Duque says:

    Maduro and government have afraid!!!!!

  10. this is a lie.the people ruling venezuela are desperate and they can make up anything to try to cover up the fraud they made over the last presidential election.

  11. Venezuelan government is looking for a distraction in order to avoid recounting the votes that is a flagrant fraud against Henrique Capriles. Now, this USA actor will be accused for paid to an oppositor group against the government. What a shame!

  12. Woooow !! a lo que ha llegado este pais .. Acusar a un productor Independiente de DESESTABILIZADOR !! SOLO POR EL HECHO DE SER GRINGO !! Sorry Timoteo Tracy !! ;(

  13. Tony Balardy says:

    Now let see what the Venezuelan President is going to tell the international community about how efficient is their SEBIN, because instead of capturing a dangerous US Spy and terrorist, they detain an independent film maker who just make films for National Geographic Society. Sorry Mr. President Maduro, you are the new clown of the continent.

  14. Woow !! pobre mi Pais VENEZUELA .. a lo que ha llegado este Gobierno es mentiroso y abusador !! sorry Traicy

    • Karl Douglass says:

      Gracias a Los Venezolanos quien han expresado simpatia hacia El Americano T. Tracey. Yo soy Americano viviendo en Colombia y cuando yo veo “La Noticias” en Telesur, yo no puedo creer que Los Ciudanos Venezolanos no pueden ver por las mentiras del gobierno de Maduro. Pero ahora, al menos yo puedo ver que hay algunos Venezolanos que ven la verdad de su gobierno.

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