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Venezuela has released 7 jailed Americans in prisoner swap

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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.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Venezuela frees 7 Americans in swap for Maduro wife's nephews

President Joe Biden issued the announcement that the Americans were on their way home -- and a senior official in his administration confirmed shortly afterward that the US leader had made the "painful decision" to greenlight the prisoner swap to secure their freedom.

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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US frees President Maduro's relatives in Venezuela prisoner swap

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady had been serving 18-year sentences for trafficking drugs.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Venezuela Frees 7 Americans in Swap for President Maduro Wife's Nephews

The negotiated release of "two young Venezuelans" held in the United States was confirmed in a near-simultaneous statement by Caracas -- whose relations with Washington have been severely strained for years.

2 months ago·India
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Venezuela frees seven jailed Americans in swap for two Maduro relatives

The exchange included executives of Citgo Petroleum held for years, in addition to U.S. Marine veteran Matthew Heath and another U.S. citizen named Osman Khan. They were swapped for two of Maduro's wife's nephews, who were arrested in 2015.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Venezuela swaps prisoners with US in hint of thawing relations

Exchange of Maduro nephews for seven Americans is unusual gesture of goodwill from socialist president but Washington denies any change in policyVenezuela has freed seven imprisoned Americans in exchange for the US releasing two nephews of President Nicolás Maduro’s wife who had been jailed for years on narcotics convictions.The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly five years, follows months of back-channel diplom…

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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In rare prisoner swap with U.S., Venezuela frees 7 Americans for 2 relatives of President Maduro

Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of President Nicolas Maduro's wife who had been jailed for years by the United States on drug-smuggling convictions, a senior U.S. official said.

2 months ago·Canada
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