Univision’s George Ramos, a popular face on American television, has been detained with his Univision crew in socialist Venezuela after they allegedly asked questions that dictator and president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro did not like.

According to the Miami Herald – President of Univision, Daniel Coronell said the group had been “arbitrarily detained” at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, the presidential palace in the country’s capital. Maduro resides at the palace.

Daniel Cornell, president of Univision tweeted about the breaking news. Here’s the translated tweet –

Attention: A journalistic group of , headed by , is arbitrarily retained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas because he did not like his questions. Technical equipment is also confiscated.

Technical equipment was also confiscated, Coronell said.

Univision Noticias tweeted that Maduro was disgusted with the interview questions by Ramos and ordered the interview to stop and to retain the six journalists including George Ramos.

: Nicolás Maduro was disgusted with the questions of an interview and ordered to stop the recording, seize the teams and retain the six journalists at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas .

UPDATE: Univision President Daniel Coronell is now reporting that he’s talking to Jorge Ramos and that he and the other team member have been released. According to Coronell, the equipment and the material of the interview he disliked were confiscated.

Confirmed: I’m talking to . He and the other team members were released. The equipment and the material of the interview that he disliked were confiscated.

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.”

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

However, Univision has had no contact with any team member, Janiot said.

“According to Rodriguez, Jorge Ramos insulted Maduro and that’s why they took that decision,’’ Janiot said. “Rodriguez said Jorge Ramos called Maduro murderer and dictator several times.”

Perhaps Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders and Socialist freshman congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can negotiate with their comrades in Venezuela’s  Socialist regime for Ramos’ release?


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