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Venezuela releases two Americans in effort to improve relations amid energy crisis

Citgo’s Gustavo Cárdenas and Jorge Fernández released Tuesday while US representatives visited Caracas over the weekend

Venezuela has released two jailed Americans as the two countries seek to improve relations amid an energy crisis caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Gustavo Cárdenas, an executive with US oil refining company Citgo was released on Tuesday night, along with Jorge Fernández, who was arrested last year on terrorism charges the White House described as “spurious”.

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