Venezuela frees at least one American after talks with U.S.-sources

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela released at least one jailed U.S. citizen on Tuesday, three people familiar with the matter said, in an apparent goodwill gesture toward the Biden administration following a visit to Caracas by a high-level U.S. delegation.

The weekend meetings focused not only on the fate of Americans held in Venezuela but on possibly easing U.S. oil sanctions on the OPEC member, a close Russian ally, to fill the supply gap once President Joe Biden banned Russian oil imports in response to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to
Reporting by Matt Spetalnick, Vivian Sequera and Diego Ore; Editing by Sandra Maler

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.