Univision journalist Jorge Ramos and his team were detained while interviewing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, but they were released after their recordings were confiscated, the network says. Their technical equipment was also confiscated, ' the Spanish-language USA television network tweeted.
"Very shortly into the interview, Maduro didn't like the line of questioning, and they stopped the interview", Zamora said.
Daniel Coronell, the president of news for Univision in the USA, 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.
Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect that Ramos and his team have been released from the presidential palace, according to latest reports.
"According to Rodriguez, Jorge Ramos insulted Maduro and that's why they took that decision, " Janiot said.
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier also tweeted calling for Maduro to release the journalists.
Ramos and the crew members were released a little less than threehours after the episode began. Maduro about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, which the socialist dictator blames on the U.S. 'The day is coming soon when Venezuela's long nightmare will end, when Venezuela will once more be free, when her people will see a new birth of freedom, in a nation reborn to liberated'.