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Cody Weddle,US journalist detained in Venezuela, has now been released

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Journalist Cody Weddle detained in Venezuela after home raided Local 10 reporter Cody Weddle has been detained by government officials in Venezuela and is currently in custody.
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There are 36 cases of journalists held in Venezuelan custody this year alone, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissident voices by President Nicolas Maduro's regime. 

Last week, six Univision staffers, including  journalist Jorge Ramos, were briefly detained at the presidential palace in Caracas when a crew was interviewing Maduro. Ramos and the crew members were released a few hours later, but their equipment, cellphones and interview material were confiscated, according to Univision spokesman Jose Zamora.

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier said o that the State Department was "deeply concerned with reports that another U.S. journalist has been detained. Being a journalist is not a crime."

Cody's mother in Virginia said that she had first from him on Facebook Messenger, that he was "fine."

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