Meanwhile, the US government has taken a definitive position on Maduro, no longer acknowledging him as the leader of Venezuela.
Sanders declined to call Maduro a dictator and bestow the title of president upon Juan Guaido, the elected leader of the nation's national assembly, in a Univision interview last week.
Coronell said the group had been "arbitrarily detained" at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, the presidential palace in the country's capital. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, defended his decision not to condemn controversial Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro as a "dictator".
"They don't want the interview to become public", Ramos told Janiot.
Ramos and the crew members were released a little less than three hours after the episode began.
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Both the US and Mexican governments have shown their concern for Ramos's wellbeing after the news broke out.
Venezuela's Government accuses the United States, which is openly pushing for Mr Maduro to step down, of attempting to orchestrate a coup. "They just said to us last night that we had been expelled from the country".
Ramos offered a first-hand account of what happened, including that he showed Maduro a video he personally took the day earlier of young men eating from a garbage truck.
"Apparently @jorgeramosnews was able to call his office & was in the middle of explaining that #Maduro had detained him when the phone was taken from him & the call ended", Rubio said.
"If this is happening to foreign journalists, imagine what happens to Venezuelans", Ramos told Janiot.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Kimberly Breier said, "News of their detention & confiscation of their equipment by Maduro's henchmen are the latest reminder that press freedom in #Venezuela applies only to those who are willing to spread the regime's lies".