Mar 6, 2019 - Economy

Report: Venezuela to deport U.S. journalist detained Wednesday

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Photo: Arda Kucukkaya/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Venezuelan government will deport U.S. freelance journalist Cody Weddle, who was arrested and detained in Caracas on Wednesday after the country's military counter-intelligence agency raided his home, reports the Washington Post.

Details: Set against the backdrop of the national campaign calling for a regime change, the Post also reports that Weddle's assistant, Venezuelan journalist Carlos Camacho, has been released. Reports further indicate that Weddle was accused of "betraying the homeland." Last week, Univision anchor and U.S. citizen Jorge Ramos and his crew were temporarily detained in Caracas before later being released.

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