Update, February 25, 2019 at 9:01 p.m. ET: Journalist Daniel Coronell tweeted that Ramos and his team were released. However, the footage that Maduro didn’t like was confiscated.

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Journalist Jorge Ramos is known for asking politicians hard questions. As a matter of fact, more than three years ago, President Donald Trump kicked Ramos out of a press conference after he spoke out of turn (he was eventually let back in) to push him to address his immigration stance. Today, his questions reportedly incensed Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, whose government detained a group of Univision journalists, including Ramos, María Martínez, Claudia Rondón, Francisco Urreiztieta, Juan Carlos Guzmán, and Martín Guzmán.

Univision reports that on orders of Maduro, Ramos was detained in the Palacio de Miraflores this afternoon because of the questions the journalist asked. Additionally, the government took their footage and equipment.