Maduro walked out of interview when showed video of people eating trash

Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela

United States television network Univision says one of its news teams is being deported from Venezuela after it was briefly detained at the presidential palace because an interview upset President Nicolas Maduro.

While Sanders was refusing to call Maduro a dictator, a Univision crew led by Jorge Ramos was arbitrarily detained in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. "They think the interview is theirs, not ours". But after Ramos said he took the conversation in a direction Maduro didn't appreciate, things quickly devolved, resulting in Ramos and his team having all their equipment confiscated and a frightening two-hour encounter with agents.

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

Ramos, one of the most influential Spanish-speaking journalists in the USA, told The Associated Press late Monday that Maduro cut short the interview after 17 minutes when he was shown video on an iPad shot a day earlier of young Venezuelans eating food scraps out of the back of a garbage truck. Kimberly Breier, the assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs, tweeted, "We insist on their immediate release; the world is watching".

Ramos, a veteran anchor born in Mexico, said he asked Mr Maduro about the lack of democracy in Venezuela, the torture of political prisoners and the country's humanitarian crisis. He was forced into a room where they took his cell phone.

Vice President Mike Pence joined regional leaders from the Lima Group of nations across Latin America and Canada earlier in the day in Bogotá, Columbia, to denounce the blocking of aid into Venezuela and announce new sanctions against Venezuelan regime leader Nicolas Maduro. Instead, the USA recognizes Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's president, along with a majority of American allies in Europe.

However, Maduro has ordered his military to block any food and medical supplies crossing into the country, causing clashes at the border.

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