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Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners
Politics

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners

Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicholas Maduro's wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug smuggling convictions, a senior U.S. official said.The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, is the largest trade of detained citizens ever carried out by the Biden administration. "We are relieved and gratified to be welcoming back to their families today seven Americans who had been wrongfully detained for too long in Venezuela," said Joshua Geltzer, the deputy homeland security adviser. It amounts to a rare gesture of goodwill by Maduro as the socialist leader looks to rebuild re...
DeSantis says his target on business is to protect kids; some parents say that’s not his call
Business

DeSantis says his target on business is to protect kids; some parents say that’s not his call

MIAMI – Gov. Ron DeSantis has defended parental rights during the pandemic saying it should be up to them whether or not their children should abide by public health measures. But when videos showed children at a drag queen show, parental rights didn’t come to mind.Attorney Nicole Alvarez is among the critics who have called out DeSantis over the contradiction. R house, a restaurant and lounge, has a gallery for art exhibits and a stage for shows, in Miami’s Wynwood. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the stage features the “Drag Extravaganza.”DeSantis said he is targeting the R house to protect the children, but some parents like Alvarez who view the drag shows as a creative form of artistic expression said that’s not his call.Ad“If I choose to bring my daughter to a drag show, that the b...