CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan authorities have released a Miami Herald reporter they detained almost two days ago while he reported on the South American country's economic crisis.
The Miami Herald reported in its website that Jim Wyss was released from a detention facility in Caracas on Saturday afternoon and handed over to U.S. Embassy officials.
Herald executive editor Aminda Marques Gonzalez said in the report that "Jim is safe and soon will be reunited with his loved ones."
Wyss, the Herald's Andean bureau chief, was detained Thursday by the National Guard in San Cristobal, a western city near the border with Colombia.
The Herald's World Editor John Yearwood flew to Caracas Saturday to usher the reporter out of the country, the newspaper said. U.S. Embassy officials are also working on his release.
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