365NEWSX
365NEWSX
Subscribe

Welcome

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

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

Venezuela releases 7 jailed Americans; U.S. frees 2 prisoners
Oct 01, 2022 1 min, 31 secs

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.

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.

Those freed include five employees of Houston-based Citgo — Tomeu Vadell, Jose Luis Zambrano, Alirio Zambrano, Jorge Toledo and Jose Pereira — who were lured to Venezuela right before Thanksgiving in 2017 to attend a meeting at the headquarters of the company's parent, state-run-oil giant PDVSA.

The Biden administration has been under pressure to do more to bring home the roughly 60 Americans it believes are held hostage abroad or wrongfully detained by hostile foreign governments.

has so far tried unsuccessfully to secure the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American, Paul Whelan, Venezuela has been holding the largest contingent of Americans suspected of being used as bargaining chips.

At least four other Americans remain detained in Venezuela, including two former Green Berets involved in a slapdash attempt to oust Maduro in 2019, and two other men who, like Khan, were detained for allegedly entering the country illegally from neighboring Colombia.

The Biden administration did not release another prisoner long sought by Maduro: Alex Saab, an insider businessman who Venezuela considers a diplomat and U.S.

The men have all pleaded not guilty and the State Department has regarded them — and the two other Americans freed on Saturday — as wrongfully detained.


1 Blueface has two black eyes as he and girlfriend Chrisean Rock flaunt volatile relationship - Daily Mail

Dec 04, 2022 # entertainment 39 secs

2 Cyber Monday XFX Speedster RX 6700 XT CORE GPU deal - WePC - PC Tech & PC Gaming News

Nov 28, 2022 # technology 1 min, 3 secs

3 Super Kiwi 64 (2022) Review (Switch eShop) - Nintendo Life

Dec 03, 2022 # technology 4 mins, 3 secs

4 I Can't Imagine Traveling Without This Tiny Nintendo Switch Dock - Gizmodo

Nov 30, 2022 # technology 1 min, 15 secs

5 Goldman Sachs rebaixa Americanas (AMER3) para venda, Magalu (MGLU3) para neutra e aponta nova concorrente no setor

Dec 02, 2022 # breaking 2 mins, 1 sec

6 Nintendo Switch was the best-selling games console during UK Black Friday - GamesIndustry.biz

Dec 01, 2022 # technology 58 secs

7 BTS’ RM on His ‘Indigo’ Album, Duets With Erykah Badu and Anderson .Paak, Military Service and Why Solo Careers Will Bolster the Band - Variety

Dec 02, 2022 # entertainment 0 secs

8 World Cup 2022 live updates: Brazil vs. Switzerland - FOX Sports

Nov 28, 2022 # politics 33 secs

9 The Arrival of New Ultra Beasts Teased on Social Media | Pokémon GO Hub - Pokémon GO Hub

Nov 27, 2022 # technology 45 secs

10 NXT Star Appears At Survivor Series - https://wrestletalk.com/

Nov 27, 2022 # entertainment 9 secs

11 Ras drives malignancy through stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment - Nature.com

Nov 30, 2022 # health 33 mins, 51 secs

12 Americans feel US military is politicized, report says | Fox News Video

Dec 01, 2022 # breaking 7 secs

13 Oscars 2023 Will Have All Categories During Live Show - Variety

Nov 29, 2022 # entertainment 0 secs

14 14 symptoms of pancreatic cancer you’re most likely to ignore - The Independent

Nov 29, 2022 # health 2 mins, 49 secs

15 Miranda Lambert Fans, See Her Jaw-Dropping Outfit That Caused a Major Commotion - Yahoo Life

Nov 27, 2022 # entertainment 34 secs

16 New Study Maps the Development of the 20 Most Common Psychiatric Disorders - Neuroscience News

Nov 28, 2022 # health 2 mins, 30 secs
SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED