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In an article published Friday in the Herald, the newspaper's management was quoted as saying that Wyss, 40, had made a dozen reporting trips to Venezuela since taking over the bureau in 2010 and had never encountered problems.
Foreign journalists are allowed to enter Venezuela without a work visa, although the ministry nominally requires that they register with the government-sponsored Venezuelan foreign press association. That requirement has been lightly enforced.
On Friday, the Miami-based Inter American Press Assn., a group of newspaper publishers in the Americas, issued a statement demanding that President