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Journalists cover the release of five colleagues briefly detained in Caracas in January. The number of arbitrary arrests of local and foreign journalists covering Venezuela's political and economic crisis is increasing. (AFP/Juan Barreto)

Venezuela’s intimidation tactics include arbitrary arrests, deportation

When Venezuelan military officials detained American freelancer Cody Weddle on March 11, the experience was both frightening and bizarre. Weddle said that agents put a hood over his head and pressed him to reveal sources he had never spoken with. They suggested the reporter was a member of the CIA and would be charged with…

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Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 4, 2019. Venezuelan counterintelligence agents detained a U.S. freelancer and his Venezuelan fixer on March 6. (Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

Venezuelan counterintelligence agents detain U.S. freelancer, Venezuelan fixer

Miami, March 6, 2019–Venezuelan authorities should immediately release a U.S. freelance journalist and a Venezuelan fixer who were detained after counterintelligence agents raided their homes this morning in Caracas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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