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Venezuela on Saturday freed seven Americans imprisoned in the 

South American country in exchange for the release of two nephews of 

President Nicholas Maduro's wife who had been jailed for years by the 

United States on drug smuggling convictions, a senior U.S. official said.

The swap of the Americans, including five oil executives held for nearly

five years, is the largest trade of detained citizens ever carried out

by the Biden administration.It amounts to a rare gesture of goodwill by

Maduro as the socialist leader looks to rebuild relations with the U.S. after

vanquishing most of his domestic opponents. The deal follows months