Venezuela: Reporter from the Miami Herald expected to be released soon

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: United States, Venezuela

An American reporter who has been held by Venezuelan authorities since Thursday is expected to be released this weekend, according to the Miami Herald.

Jim Wyss, the Herald’s Bogota-based Andean bureau chief, was reporting near the Colombian border on Venezuela’s “chronic shortages and looming municipal elections”, the newspaper said in a story published on its web site. The story said Wyss was detained by the National Guard then transferred to a military intelligence post in San Cristobal, close to the frontier, and then moved to the capital, Caracas, 500 miles away. Read Article

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