[UPDATE: The Univision TV news crew in Caracas, Venezuela has been released after President Nicolas Maduro's forces detained them inside the presidential palace for nearly 3 hours. At this time, Univision is airing special report with Jorge Ramos live by phone. He says government officials are still withholding the tapes of his interview with Maduro. -XJ]
Univision reports that Jorge Ramos and his team have been detained in Caracas, inside the Presidential palace of embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.
Jorge Ramos is a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States.
— Univision Noticias (@UniNoticias) February 26, 2019
PREVIOUSLY: Tweeted Univision on Monday evening, "A @Univision team, headed by @jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. They were interviewing @NicolasMaduro but he didn't like the questions. Their technical equipment was also confiscated."
Attention: A @Univision team, headed by @jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. They were interviewing @NicolasMaduro but he didn't like the questions. Their technical equipment was also confiscated. https://t.co/c45tB0E4er
— Univision News (@UnivisionNews) February 26, 2019
In Maduro's first interview with with an American television network in years, he accuses the U.S. government of trying to fabricate a crisis to start a war in South America.
Some details here:
Apparently Jorge Ramos asked Maduro about his legitimacy, the past election that was deemed fraudulent, and asked him to watch a video of children eating from trash. His team stopped the interview and confiscated their equipment+tapehttps://t.co/4TQiW77NpJ
— nestor guillen (@birdsnfrogs) February 26, 2019
Atención: Un grupo periodístico de @Univision, encabezado por @jorgeramosnews, está arbitrariamente retenido en el Palacio de Miraflores en Caracas porque a @NicolasMaduro no le gustaron sus preguntas. También están confiscados los equipos técnicos.
— Daniel Coronell (@DCoronell) February 26, 2019
El periodista @jorgeramosnews y su equipo han sido retenidos en el Palacio de Miraflores, al parecer después de una entrevista con @NicolasMaduro. Este sería el más reciente atentado en contra de la libertad de expresión, lo que es el día a día de periodistas independientes ?? https://t.co/72tNVwZzlc
— Erika Guevara-Rosas (@ErikaGuevaraR) February 26, 2019
Jorge Ramos es ciudadano dual tanto de México como de EU. Una prueba también para el Gobierno de AMLO para llamar al respeto a la prensa que cubre Venezuela? https://t.co/4CEEg0BSE8
— José Díaz-Briseño (@diazbriseno) February 26, 2019
.@NicolasMaduro has detained a United States citizen & journalist @Univision anchor @jorgeramosnews & his news crew & seized their equipment because he didn't like the questions he was being asked. https://t.co/MQdbzbvljl
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 26, 2019
.@StateDept has received word the journalist @jorgeramosnews and his team are being held against their will at Miraflores Palace by Nicolas Maduro. We insist on their immediate release; the world is watching. #Venezuela
— Kimberly Breier (@WHAAsstSecty) February 26, 2019
Trump didn't much care for @jorgeramosnews questioning either, throwing out of a news conference.
— Frank Bajak (@fbajak) February 26, 2019
Univision's @jczamora tells me Mr. Ramos and his team have been released after being detained during an interview with President Maduro.
— Ben Mullin (@BenMullin) February 26, 2019
Univision's crew in Caracas has been released after nearly three hours. The network is airing a special report right now, with @JorgeRamosNews live by phone. He says government officials are still withholding the tapes of his interview with Maduro. https://t.co/9LUC9v5biY
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 26, 2019