PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – More than month after being taken into custody and thrown out of the country, Local 10's Cody Weddle has returned to South America to cover the crisis in Venezuela.
Weddle has relocated to Bogota, Colombia, where he will continue to report on events in Venezuela with information gathered through his sources inside the country and throughout the region.
"The crisis in Venezuela has reached such a magnitude that its effects are seen across the region, especially in neighboring Colombia," Weddle said. "We'll be covering the unprecedented mass migration of Venezuelans from Colombia while continuing to report on the unfolding political standoff using our contacts on the ground in Venezuela."
After having lived and worked in Venezuela for almost five years, Weddle was taken into custody March 6 by military officials and interrogated for hours before being put on a flight to Miami and told to never return.
Weddle will begin reporting again from South America on Wednesday on Local 10 News.
"The Venezuela story is extremely important to our audience and during his five years in Venezuela, Cody did outstanding work informing viewers of the growing crisis in Venezuela," WPLG President and CEO Bert Medina said. "He was always fair, unbiased and professional. We are very happy Cody has resumed this assignment. He may have been forced out of the country, but he won't be prevented from covering this story.”