Published: Thu, February 28, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Jorge Ramos, Univision anchorman, detained in Venezuela

Jorge Ramos, Univision anchorman, detained in Venezuela

Univision has confirmed that news anchor Jorge Ramos and several members of his team have been released from custody in Venezuela.

As Sanders answered questions on Maduro on Monday night, reports surfaced that Univision reporter Jorge Ramos and his crew had been briefly detained in Caracas because the Venezuelan leader apparently didn't like the questions Ramos asked during an interview.

"Our team is out", Univision spokeswoman Rosemary Mercedes said in an email message to The Times Monday evening.

Later, Univision News issued a new tweet saying: "They released the team of journalists from Univision that was held in Miraflores by Maduro". They also didn't return the 17 minutes of recording showing Ramos interviewing Maduro.

Mr Ramos, one of the most influential Spanish-speaking journalists in the USA, told The Associated Press that Mr Maduro cut short the interview after 17 minutes when he was shown video on an iPad shot a day earlier of young Venezuelans eating food scraps out of the back of a rubbish truck.

"The United States is preparing a military invasion of an independent state", Patrushev said in an interview with Russian weekly newspaper Argumenty i Fakty.

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Ramos and his team were deported on Tuesday and were at the airport at 0800 local (0700 ET).

Ramos is a Mexican-born USA citizen who in 2015 verbally sparred with then presidential candidate Donald Trump and was temporarily banished from a news conference in Iowa after trying to ask a question on immigration policy.

"I think weve got to do everything we can to create a democratic climate, but I do not believe in U.S. military intervention", Sanders said. They left on a midday flight to Miami, according to Reuters witnesses.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said on Twitter the Government had in the past welcomed hundreds of journalists to the Miraflores presidential palace, but it did not support "cheap shows" put on with the help of the US Department of State.

Mr. Ramos, a dual citizen of Mexico and the USA, was interviewing Mr. But "in the middle of the call, they took his phone away", Zamora said.

Univision said that Maduro disliked Ramos' questioning in an interview and ordered footage, equipment and telephones confiscated and the journalists held. "Their technical equipment was also confiscated".

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