Five foreign journalists arrested in Venezuela

Venezuela's National Assembly head and self-proclaimed "acting president" Juan Guaido, talks to journalists upon arrival at the National Assembly in Caracas on January 29, 2019. Venezuelan authorities have detained five foreign journalists covering the standoff with the opposition. PHOTO | YURI CORTEZ | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The journalists' detention was reported by the Efe bureau chief in Venezuela, Nelida Fernandez.

  • Two French journalists working for a TV program called Quotidien were detained Tuesday while filming outside the presidential palace.

  • In recent years, several foreign journalists have been detained or kicked out of the country on grounds that they did not have press passes.

  • Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Wednesday that foreign reporters have entered the country without work permits.

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