Venezuela has released two jailed US citizens following talks with a high-level US delegation in Caracas.
One of those freed is Gustavo Cárdenas, an executive with Citgo, a US refining company once controlled by Venezuela’s state oil firm.
The other is Jorge Alberto Fernández, who was arrested last year in Venezuela and accused of terrorism.
US President Joe Biden confirmed their release and said both had been “wrongfully detained in Venezuela”.
In a statement, President Biden thanked Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens and “the entire diplomatic team for their tireless efforts to secure their release and reunite these families”. END