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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meets with UN chief Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York on July 28, 2015.
Spanish-language television network Univision said on Monday a news team led by its anchor Jorge Ramos was detained at the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, while interviewing President Nicolas Maduro.
“A @Univision team, headed by @jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas,” the U.S. network tweeted. “They were interviewing @NicolasMaduro but he didn’t like the questions. Their technical equipment was also confiscated.”
Univision tweet: Attention: A @
Univisionteam, headed by @
jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. They were interviewing @
NicolasMadurobut he didn’t like the questions. Their technical equipment was also confiscated.
The U.S. Department of State called on Maduro to release the journalists.
“We insist on their immediate release; the world is watching,” tweeted Kimberly Breier, assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs.
Breir tweet: .@
StateDepthas received word the journalist @
jorgeramosnewsand his team are being held against their will at Miraflores Palace by Nicolas Maduro. We insist on their immediate release; the world is watching. #
The Venezuelan government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.