4

Jim Wyss, Miami Herald Reporter, Detained by Venezuelan Authorities UPDATED

Miami Herald's South America bureau chief Jim Wyss was detained last night by Venezuelan government authorities. Wyss, who is based in Bogota, was just across the border in southwestern Venezuela reporting on the country's chronic food shortages when he was detained,

the Herald reports

.

"We are very concerned," said Herald executive editor Aminda Marqués Gonzalez. "There doesn't seem to be any basis for his detention and we're trying to figure out what's going on. We are asking that Jim Wyss be released immediately."

UPDATE: Wyss has been freed and is doing well. Read more about his release here.

Herald editors say they are working non-stop on his release.

Reporters from around the world have called for Wyss's release. Here are a few reactions from twitter:

Send your tips to the author, or follow him on Twitter @MikeMillerMiami.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: