Univision Reporter Jorge Ramos & Team Detained, Released in Venezuela

 

Univision News has reported that their long-time anchor and reporter, Jorge Ramos along with five members of his team were detained and later released in Caracas, Venezuela by President Nicolas Maduro on Monday.

Univision, and later Ramos, reported that during an interview in which Maduro, the conversation was abruptly stopped and Maduro walked out because he "didn't like the questions" he was being asked.

Ramos, 60, was interviewing Maduro when the president "became upset with the line of questioning and ordered the seizure of the video and Univision equipment, including TV and phones, as well as the detention of the journalists," Univision reported

Univision has confirmed that journalists María Martínez, Claudia Rondón, Francisco Urreiztieta, Juan Carlos Guzmán, Martín Guzmán were also detained for two hours.

Jorge Ramos added that Maduro cut the interview short when he (Ramos) showed him footage of children picking through garbage in the street in order to eat.

"He didn't like the things we were asking, about the lack of democracy in Venezuela, the torture of political prisoners, about the humanitarian crisis that they are living," Ramos told the network upon his release in a video reporting sent to Univision from Caracas.

Univision said earlier Monday that Ramos and his crew were "arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace" because Maduro "didn't like the questions" they were asking him - See the Tweet below:

 

Below is the reported video that Jorge Ramos showed President Nicolas Maduro during the Monday interview - courtesy of politician Marco Rubio:

 

A short time later, the network tweeted a photo of Ramos on his phone at the hotel where he's staying — confirming he was released.

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