Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro briefly detained American journalist Jorge Ramos and 5 members of his information crew earlier than releasing them unhurt Monday evening, Spanish-language U.S. information community Univision mentioned.
The veteran Mexican-born journalist and Univision anchor was interviewing Maduro when the embattled president took umbrage together with his line of questioning, detained his workforce and ordered their tools confiscated, Univision mentioned in a tweet.
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“They had been later launched unhurt,” Univision reported, including that the recording of the interview was confiscated.
The U.S. State Division had referred to as for the “speedy launch” of Ramos and his workforce.
“We insist on their speedy launch; the world is watching,” Kimberly Breier, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs,” mentioned in a tweet.
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The Venezuelan authorities hasn’t issued any assertion on the reported detentions.
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