Journalist Jorge Ramos' equipment seized at Maduro interview

Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela

Univision’s Jorge Ramos and his team detained by Maduro in Venezuela, network tweets | Miami Herald

"The equipment and the material of the interview that [Nicolas Maduro] disliked were confiscated", he said. "They were interviewing @NicolasMaduro but he didn't like the questions", Univision tweeted.

Kimberly Breier, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Affairs tweeted the following statement on the Univision crew.

The U.S. State Department immediately called on Maduro to release the journalists.

Venezuelan Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez told Univision that it was not true that the journalists were being detained, according to Janiot.

On the Monday evening broadcast, Univision news anchor Patricia Janiot said on the air that Ramos and his colleagues were arbitrarily detained because "apparently the governor Nicolás Maduro was bothered by the questions Jorge Ramos asked him".

Ramos' daughter, Paola, tweeted shortly after the incident that she had spoken to her father.

Vice President Mike Pence, who's in the region to declare "all options are on the table" for the United States to push Maduro out of power, said Venezuela's socialist "nightmare" will soon be gone.

Maduro, who began his second term as president in January, is not recognized by the USA or dozens of other countries as the legitimate president of Venezuela.

Pence's appearance before the Lima Group comes at an important crossroads for the coalition of 14 mostly conservative Latin American nations and Canada that has joined forces to pressure Maduro.

That's left many asking what Guaido and the U.S. can do to break the stalemate.

"The illegitimate Maduro regime's attempts to blockade global aid intended for the Venezuelan people are shameful", said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement Monday.

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