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Maduro detained journalists after they showed him video of people eating garbage

13:00, Tuesday, 26 February, 2019
Maduro detained journalists after they showed him video of people eating garbage

Journalist Jorge Ramos and his Univision team were detained at Nicolás Maduro’s presidential palace in the Venezuelan capital Monday, reportedly because Maduro didn’t like the questions the reporters were asking him during an interview.

The group was freed shortly after, said Daniel Coronell, Univision’s president for news in the United States. Coronell said Venezuelan government officials confiscated the journalists’ equipment.

Ramos, in a phone interview with Univision after he was released, said the interview with Maduro lasted about 17 minutes.

“He didn’t like the things we were asking him about the lack of democracy in Venezuela, about torture, political prisoners, the humanitarian crisis that they were living,” he said.

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