Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro reportedly detained Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and his news crew after he grew angry over questions he was asked in an interview Monday.
The official social media account for Univision tweeted the report about Ramos.
Attention: A @Univision team, headed by @jorgeramosnews, is being arbitrarily detained at the Miraflores Palace in… https://t.co/JCfLol4qel— Univision News (@Univision News) 1551141507.0
"They were interviewing @NicolasMaduro but he didn't like the questions," the tweet explained. "Their technical equipment was also confiscated."
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who has been actively following the events in Venezuela and attempting to shape U.S. policy in the region, tweeted more details about the detention.
Rubio reported that Ramos was on the phone with his office and was in the middle of explaining that he was being detained by Maduro when the phone abruptly hung up.
"This is an arrogant regime that feels invulnerable & is now acting with total impunity," he added.
The once formerly prosperous Latin American country has been roiled by protests over an economic collapse that has led to mass shortages of food, medicine, and other living staples.
Ramos is famous for various exploits where he challenged President Donald Trump over his policies on illegal immigration. Many have criticized the journalist for acting more like a political activist in some moments.
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