On the night of February 25th, U.S. Spanish-speaking TV network Univision informed that its main news anchor Jorge Ramos and his crew of six were held at Miraflores Palace when their interview with Nicolás Maduro was halted after 17 minutes.
Ramos has previously angered one of Maduro's strongest critics: U.S. President Donald Trump, who famously had the journalist removed from a news conference on the campaign trail in 2015 when he asked about his anti-immigrant views toward Mexicans.
Technical equipment was also confiscated, Coronell said.
Coronell tweeted that he had spokmen with Ramos, who told him that he and his team had been freed.
Sanders said he supports the USA position that a free and fair election, with global monitoring, should take place in Venezuela.
Though Univision's USA news president Daniel Coronell tweeted the crew had been released and we're going back to their hotel, no phone contact has been made with the crew. "They think the interview is theirs, not ours".
He and Univision VP Maria Martinez were taken to a room, which went suddenly dark and Miraflores security personnel forcefully removed their phones and backpacks. Many other nations, including the US, recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's new leader.
Venezuela's government has accused Washington of attempting to orchestrate a coup.
"They didn't give us a reason".
"They stole my work", Ramos said.
"If this is happening to foreign journalists, imagine what happens to Venezuelans", Ramos told Janiot.
Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of state for the Western Hemisphere, said the State Department had received the news and said "we insist on their immediate release; the world is watching".
Veneuzela on Tuesday deported a celebrated United States television anchor from the country, after his interview with President Nicolas Maduro turned sour and he was briefly detained for asking unpalatable questions.