Univision Team Released from Detention, Deported from Venezuela

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The network said its equipment was also confiscated.

"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 about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, which the socialist dictator blames on the U.S.

Ramos offered a first-hand account of what happened, including that he showed Maduro a video he personally took the day earlier of young men eating from a garbage truck.

"Attention: A @Univision team, headed by @jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas", the network tweeted out on Monday evening.

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

Maduro's legitimacy as president has been called into question since he was re-elected last May amid claims of vote-rigging.

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

After Juan Guaidó called for a minute's silence for the five people who lost their lives in the aid initiative, Pence told the global press and presidents from across Latin America that it was "unconscionable that Maduro blocked hundreds of tonnes of aid from getting to his impoverished people", and repeatedly denounced that the dictator "danced while trucks full of aid and medicine burned". He was put into a room and his cell phone was taken away.

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Venezuela's government has accused Washington of attempting to orchestrate a coup.

"They didn't give us our equipment, nor our material", he said. At least seven foreign journalists who flew in to cover the turmoil were briefly detained in January. Kimberly Breier, the State Department's assistant secretary in the bureau of Western hemisphere affairs, tweeted that the State Department had been told of the detention and "insist on their immediate release; the world is watching".

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