Journalist Detained in Venezuela Returns to U.S.

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An American journalist who was detained for 48 hours by Venezuelan authorities returned safely to the U.S. and was met by his girlfriend at the Miami International Airport on Sunday.

The Miami Herald‘s Andean bureau chief Jim Wyss, 42, was taken into custody by members of the National Guard in San Cristóbal, Táchira, while reporting on the nation’s upcoming political elections, contraband and the economy, the Miami Heraldreports.

Wyss, who is based in Bogota, Colombia, was apprehended near the Colombian border and flown to a detention center in Caracas on Friday. Authorities said the journalist was detained because he didn’t have permission to report in the country. Wyss was released to U.S. embassy officials on Saturday.

Wyss’s girlfriend, actress Ana Soler, who is also based in Colombia, happened to be visiting family in Florida when he arrived on Sunday.

“First of all, I want to thank everyone…

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