Univision journalist Jorge Ramos held in Venezuela after interviewing President Maduro

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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.

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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.”

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.

The Venezuelan government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



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