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Venezuela frees 7 U.S. citizens in prisoner swap
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Venezuela frees 7 U.S. citizens in prisoner swap

Venezuela frees 7 U.S. citizens in prisoner swap - CBS News Watch CBS News President Biden announced the return of seven U.S. citizens imprisoned in Venezuela. In exchange, the U.S. agreed to release two nephews of President Nicolas Maduro's wife who were convicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. Christina Ruffini has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners
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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...