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US frees President Maduro's relatives in Venezuela prisoner swap



Venezuela has freed seven jailed Americans in exchange for the release of two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the two countries have confirmed.

The swap included five American oil executives, US officials said.

The Americans were exchanged for two of Mr Maduro's wife's nephews, who were serving 18-year sentences in the US on drug charges, the officials said.

Venezuela said two men "unjustly" held in the US were freed.

It added that a group of US citizens were released for "humanitarian reasons".

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