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American's daughter freed from Venezuela angers Rubio over criticism of swap detainee CNN Politics

American’s daughter freed from Venezuela angers Rubio over criticism of swap detainee CNN Politics

Washington CNN — Relatives of two Americans released this weekend in a prisoner swap with Venezuela slammed Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Monday over criticism of the swap, slamming his comments as “unpatriotic and unhelpful” and questioning his support for the seven Support for wrongfully detained U.S. citizens. “I find the comments very unhelpful and …

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Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for Maduro family's drug smugglers

Venezuela frees 7 jailed Americans in exchange for Maduro family’s drug smugglers

Caracas, Venezuela — The Venezuelan government has released seven Americans detained in the country, including five oil executives, in exchange for President Nicolas Maduro, who has been imprisoned in the United States since 2015 on drug charges (Nicolás Maduro) two family members. The exchange, the largest ever arranged by President Biden’s administration, comes after months …

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Biden announces deportation of seven U.S. detainees from Venezuela CNN Politics

Biden announces deportation of seven U.S. detainees from Venezuela CNN Politics

CNN — On Saturday, President Joe Biden announced the repatriation of seven Americans he said had been wrongly detained in Venezuela for “years.” “Today, after years of wrongful detention in Venezuela, we bring together Jorge Toledo, Tomeu Wadder, Arario Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano, Jose Pereira, Matthew Heath and Osman Khan are brought home. These individuals …

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Brazil President Bolsonaro: The United States could become an isolated country

Leftist win in Brazil election could be the lifeline Cuba and Venezuela need right now

SAO PAULO, Brazil — While Brazil’s perennial leftist leader Lula da Silva may have the backing of most of Brazil’s art scene, current president Jair Bolsonaro made a major coup this week, securing the country’s largest coup. Public support of football star Neymar. In a video posted to Twitter, the goal-scoring legend danced and sang …

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Experts say 'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela's bargaining chip

Experts say ‘Fat Leonard’ may be Venezuela’s bargaining chip

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who claims to have pornographic images of U.S. Navy brass could be part of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to win over Biden, according to experts. The latest chips officially recognized by the government. But it is unclear how the U.S. government will try …

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More than 6.8 million people have left Venezuela since 2014, with exodus increasing

More than 6.8 million people have left Venezuela since 2014, with exodus increasing

Some 6.8 million Venezuelans have left their home country since the economic crisis hit the country of about 28 million in 2014. Most went to nearby countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. More than 2.4 million people are in Colombia. This mass migration has slowed as the pandemic reduces economic opportunities and complicates travel …

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Colombia, Venezuela resume full diplomatic relations

Colombia, Venezuela resume full diplomatic relations

Colombia’s special envoy to Venezuela has arrived in Caracas as neighbors normalize relations that were severed three years ago. Colombia and Venezuela have resumed full diplomatic relations after a three-year hiatus. Colombia’s new ambassador, Armando Benedetti, arrived in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, on Sunday. “Relations with Venezuela should never be severed. We are brothers and …

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