The US has released an ally of Venezuela’s president in a swap for jailed Americans, the AP learns

1 of 2 | FILE – Pedestrians walk near a poster asking for the freedom of Colombian businessman and Venezuelan special envoy Alex Saab, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 9, 2021. The Associated Press has learned that the Biden administration has released a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in swap for jailed Americans. Alex Saab, who was arrested on a U.S. warrant for money laundering in 2020, was released from custody Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) Read More 2 of 2 | FILE – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the notification ceremony for the referendum about the future of a disputed territory with Guyana, in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 4, 2023. The Associated Press has learned that the Biden administration has released a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in swap for jailed Americans. Alex Saab, who was arrested on a U.S. warrant for money laundering in 2020, was released from custody Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File) Read More MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has released a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in a swap for jailed Americans, The Associated Press has learned. Alex Saab, who was arrested on a U.S. warrant for money laundering in 2020, was released from custody Wednesday. In exchange, Maduro will free some, if not all, of the roughly dozen U.S. citizens who remain imprisoned in Venezuela, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The White House declined to comment. On Friday and again on Monday, two docket entries were filed under seal in the long-dormant criminal case out of federal court in Miami, an indication that a behind-the-scenes deal was in the works. The deal between Washington and Caracas represents the U.S. […]

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