A photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry via AP
A photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry via AP

Seven Americans and two Venezuelans released in prisoner swap

  • Five of the seven freed Americans were executives of the Citgo oil corporation, detained in 2017 while on a business trip to Venezuela and accused of corruption
  • The two released Venezuelans are nephews of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s wife. They were arrested in 2015 and jailed on drug convictions

A photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry via AP
A photo posted on Twitter on June 18, 2020 by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, shows CITGO oil executives from left, Jose Angel Pereira, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Jose Luis Zambrano, Tomeu Vadell and Alirio Jose Zambrano, outside the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry via AP
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