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REPORT: Jorge Ramos HELD HOSTAGE In Venezuela By Maduro, Released! (UPDATED)


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This is a developing story, but reports are out that Jorge Ramos from Univision and his team of 5 members have been held captive in Venezuela by Dictator Maduro.

Ramos held hostage by Maduro:

Immediate intense pressure was put on Maduro:

It appears Ramos has now been released but his equipment confiscated:

Fox News has more:

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and members of his team were detained and later released, in Caracas, Venezuela by President Nicolas Maduro on Monday during an interview in which the embattled president "didn't like the questions" being asked, the network said on Twitter.

Daniel Coronell, the president of news for Univision in the U.S., tweeted just before 9 p.m. ET on Monday that Ramos and his team were released, but their technical equipment, along with interview material that Maduro disliked, were confiscated.

Univison said earlier Monday that Ramos and his crew were "arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace" because Maduro "didn't like their questions" they were asking him.

The State Department confirmed on Twitter that Ramos and his team were "being held against their will at Miraflores Palace by Nicolas Maduro," and urged him to immediately release them.

Ramos, according to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was seemingly able to call Univision to explain what was happening "when the phone was taken from him & the call ended."

During a visit to the Colombia border city of Cucuta last week, Rubio warned Venezuelan soldiers that they would commit a "crime against humanity" if they blocked the entry of U.S. aid being channeled through rivals of Maduro.

"This is an arrogant regime that feels invulnerable & is now acting with total impunity," Rubio tweeted in response to Ramos and his team's detainment.

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


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