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Maduro to Release 14 Political Prisoners Following Caracas Clash

Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas MaduroPhotographer: Carolina Cabral Fernandez/Bloomberg

Venezuela will release 14 political prisoners following negotiations with minority political parties one day after President Nicolas Maduro ousted opposition leader Juan Guaido and his backers from the National Assembly.

The announcement is Maduro’s latest effort to sideline Guaido, who’s made the release of political prisoners a central part of his platform to oust Venezuela’s ruling regime. Guaido, recognized by the U.S. and dozens of its allies as the country’s legitimate president, was barred from entering the assembly he leads Sunday amid violent clashes.