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Venezuelan authorities release US journalist after day in custody

Updated : March 07, 2019 06:43 AM IST

WPLG, one of the outlets for which Weddle worked, added that he was at the main Caracas-area airport waiting for a US-bound flight. It did not cite its sources on his release but said his mother was “relieved” to learn the news.
Most Western countries, including Germany, have recognised Guaido as the OPEC nation's legitimate head of state and back his plan to install a transitional government ahead of free elections.
The United States slapped sanctions on Venezuela's vital oil industry in January to try to cut off government revenue and force Maduro out and pledged further action on Wednesday.
Venezuelan authorities release US journalist after day in custody

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