Univision’s Jorge Ramos was held by Venezuela’s Maduro after Ramos showed the dictator a video he took of Venezuelans eating out of a garbage truck.
Fox News reports that the interview was stopped and Ramos was detained along with his team for over 2 hours in a dark room:
“When I showed him these images, he said that the interview was over. 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.”
The group was eventually allowed to leave but all of their camera equipment was taken.
Ramos describes what happened:
Watch: Jorge Ramos describes his detention in Venezuela
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 26, 2019
The video was shown mid-interview by Ramos to the Venezuelan leader who was not too happy being asked about it.
Maduro arbitrarily detains @Univision team headed by @jorgeramosnews
Six journalists from Univision News were detained while interviewing Nicolás #Maduro at the Miraflores Palace and their equipment confiscated. https://t.co/NqbGquTUYp pic.twitter.com/HiOBEOo1sc
— Univision News (@UnivisionNews) February 26, 2019
THIS IS THE VIDEO THAT WAS SHOWN:
Estas son las imágenes que @jorgeramosnews le mostró a Nicolás Maduro y que provocaron que Maduro se levantara de la entrevista, que retuvieran al equipo de Univision y que confiscaran su trabajo. Esto es lo que Maduro no quiere que vea el mundo. pic.twitter.com/UfSZ3lr5Jm
— Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) February 26, 2019
Maduro stormed out of the interview and the group was taken to a dark room.
Ramos’ daughter was in contact with her father and was able to reveal that he had been released after over 2 hours in captivity:
“Just talked to my dad. He is safe. He told me that 15 mins into his interview, Maduro stopped him & then forced him & his team into a dark room for 2.5 hours. He was then released without any of his belongings.”
THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING AROUND MADURO’S NECK:
Vice President Pence held an emergency summit with leaders from nations surrounding Venezuela. He urged them to do more to end the murderous regime in Venezuela: