Newspaper: US Reporter Released In Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have released a Miami Herald reporter they detained almost two days ago while he reported on the South American country’s economic crisis.

The Miami Herald reported in its website that Jim Wyss was released from a detention facility in Caracas on Saturday afternoon and handed over to U.S. Embassy officials.

Herald executive editor Aminda Marques Gonzalez said in the report that “Jim is safe and soon will be reunited with his loved ones.”

Wyss, the Herald’s Andean bureau chief, was detained Thursday by the National Guard in San Cristobal, a western city near the border with Colombia.

The Herald’s World Editor John Yearwood flew to Caracas Saturday to usher the reporter out of the country, the newspaper said. U.S. Embassy officials are also working on his release.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

More From CBS Tampa

Man Who Killed Wife, Put Photo on Facebook to be SentencedA South Florida man who fatally shot his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook could be sentenced to life in prison.
A Gearhead Embraces An Electric Car. Really.Car zealots are a unique bunch. The Ford people make fun of the Chevy people, the Chevy people love to tell the Ford people that their cars are Found On Road Dead and everyone makes fun of the Honda kids because of how they wear those sideways hats and because of VTEC, yo.

Listen Live