Venezuela releases detained US journalist


Venezuela has released an American journalist and his Venezuelan colleague after more than 12 hours in custody.

Cody Weddle and Carlos Camacho were detained early on Wednesday, Venezuela's National Press Workers Union said on Twitter.

According to reports, Weddle is currently headed for Miami.

This comes just a week after Venezuela deported a team from US television network Univision.

It's the latest crackdown on international media as President Nicolas Maduro struggles to stay in power. 

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