U.S. Journalist Detained In Venezuela, According To Reports

Mar 6, 2019

Cody Weddle, a freelance reporter who lives in Caracas, Venezuela, was detained by authorities in recent hours, according to the National Union of Journalists, SNTP.

In a tweet, the organization said Venezuela’s Military Counterintelligence had raided Weddle’s home early Wednesday and had also detained his Venezuelan colleague Carlos Camacho. The team’s equipment was also seized. The organization said he hadn’t been heard from them since 8 a.m. local time.

Weddle, 29, a Virginia native, has lived in Caracas since 2014 where and has worked for South Florida’s WPLG Local 10, the Miami Herald, ABC, CBC and the Telegraph, among others.

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