Maduro Regime Holds and Robs Jorge Ramos in Miraflores Palace

27 February, 2019, 00:36 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Opposition supporters clash with Venezuela's security forces at Francisco de Paula Santander bridge on the border line between Colombia and Venezuela as seen from Cucuta Colombia

Shortly before the town hall, Univision announced on Twitter that Ramos and the team working with him were "being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas".

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"They were interviewing [Nicolas Maduro] but he didn't like the questions", said Daniel Coronell, the President of News at Univision.

Both the US and Mexican governments have shown their concern for Ramos's wellbeing after the news broke out.

"They don't want the interview to become public", Ramos told Janiot.

"He didn't like the things we were asking, about the lack of democracy in Venezuela, the torture of political prisoners, about the humanitarian crisis that they are living", Ramos told the outlet.

Maduro and his government have been under increasing global pressure amid protests fueled by hyperinflation, power cuts and food and medicine shortages.


Univision's news executives were able to find out what happened, he said, because "Jorge managed to call us".

In another tweet, the U.S. Department of State confirmed the news, saying that the journalist and his team were "being held against their will" by Maduro.

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

Ramos and other Univision staffers had planned to interview Maduro at 2 p.m., but it was pushed back for hours.

Ramos elaborated this confiscation was performed by Venezuelan security agents after the lights were turned off in the room. He said they were also forced to give up the passwords for their cellphones and were threatened with being taken to another location to be interrogated.

"It's time to do more", the vice president said. And they confiscated all of our cameras, all our video, all of our cell phones, and we were thrown out of the presidential palace.

According to Coronell, the material is now in the hands of government officials.

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