Spanish-language U.S. tv community Univision stated a information team led by anchor Jorge Ramos was detained on the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday whereas interviewing President Nicolas Maduro.
The six-person team was held for greater than two hours in the Miraflores palace after Maduro stated he didn’t just like the questions they requested him, Ramos informed Univision by cellphone.
Ramos informed Reuters the team was later knowledgeable by Venezuela that they might be deported.
The veteran anchor stated he requested Maduro concerning the lack of democracy in Venezuela, the torture of political prisoners and the nation’s humanitarian disaster.
Ramos stated Maduro stopped the interview after he confirmed the embattled chief a video of Venezuelan youngsters consuming from a rubbish truck.
“They confiscated all our equipment,” Ramos informed Univision in an interview. “They have the interview.”
In response to Univision’s claims, Venezuelan data minister Jorge Rodriguez stated on Twitter the federal government had in the previous welcomed a whole lot of journalists to the Miraflores presidential palace, but it surely didn’t assist “cheap shows” placed on with the assistance of the U.S. Department of State.