US Freelance Journalist Detained in Venezuela Arrives in Miami
A U.S. journalist who was detained by Venezuelan security services was released Wednesday after more than 12 hours in custody, one of the networks he worked for reported.
A U.S. journalist was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday amid Venezuela’s escalating political turmoil, lawyers and press freedom groups said.
A squad of five men dressed in black uniforms and carrying a written order demanded entry into the Caracas apartment building of journalist Cody Weddle, neighbors said. They emerged two hours later with the Virginia-born Weddle, who was carrying a large suitcase and equipment bag.