Nicolas Maduro’s regime received its leader Alex Saab with honors after being released by the United States where he was imprisoned for more than two years for corruption and drug trafficking. The Chavista regime exchanged some 36 political prisoners for the release of Alex Saab, detained by American justice and considered the jewel in the crown of the Chavista regime. The alleged figurehead, overweight and dressed in a white shirt, was received at the Maiquetía airport in Caracas by the first lady, Cilia Flores, the president of the Chavista National Assembly, Jorge Flores, his wife Camila Fabri and their two young daughters. Standard Related News If Maduro exchanges 36 political prisoners for Alex Saab Ludmila Vinogradoff Among those released could include three members of María Corina Machado’s command and the director of Súmate, Roberto Abdul Alex Saab was extradited from Cape Verde in 2021 and taken to the UNITED STATES. wanted. According to former US Treasury Department Director Marshall Billingslea, Maduro’s leader was sanctioned, indicted on several criminal charges, arrested and extradited after several years of investigation by the Treasury Department, several agencies responsible for law enforcement and several countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Marshall said the joint effort aimed to “disrupt his extensive money laundering network, which included wholesale thefts under the Food Program to Feed Malnourished Venezuelans (CLAP). He trafficked in gold looted from ecocidal open-cast mines.” of the Orinoco. In his X account, Marshall adds that when he was arrested, he was negotiating deals with Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. “Alex Saab is without question one of the worst and most corrupt figureheads of the Venezuelan regime.” “His release is a serious blow to the credibility of the United States in the fight against corruption, particularly in Latin America. This sends a disastrous signal to partner countries that cooperated with us, believing that Saab would be brought to justice, no more than Cape Verde, which extradited him anyway. Under pressure from the Russian, Iranian and Venezuelan regimes,” he emphasizes. “Worse still, it is a ‘blow in the stomach’ for the Venezuelan opposition. “We are supposed to be their friends, but we have just released one of the worst thieves,” Marshall says.