U.S. not negotiating new Venezuela prisoner swap despite appeal, say U.S. officials

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By Jonathan Landay and Vivian Sequera WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – The United States is not discussing a prisoner exchange as described in a letter and video appeal addressed to President Joe Biden by an American detained in Venezuela, according to two U.S. officials. Eyvin Hernandez was “quite possibly coerced” into appealing to Biden to swap him and seven other U.S. detainees for Alex Saab, a Colombian-born businessman facing trial in Miami, said one of the U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity. Hernandez, a 35-year-old Los Angeles public defender, sent the letter and video to…

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