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

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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.

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Reporting by Matt Spetalnick, Vivian Sequera and Diego Ore; Editing by Sandra Maler

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