American journalist detained by Venezuelan authorities

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Latin America

CBS News reports that a Miami Herald journalist was detained by Venezuelan authorities while reporting on politics and the chronic shortages in the South American country, the newspaper said Friday. Jim Wyss, the Herald’s Andean bureau chief, was detained initially in San Cristobal, a western city near the border with Colombia, by the National Guard. He was then transferred to the custody of military intelligence, the newspaper said. Executive Editor Aminda Marques Gonzalez issued a statement calling for his immediate release. Read article

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