Chavez regime claims they’re stymied after Kidnapped Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto freed after 8 days

After being kidnapped for eight days, Venezuelan journalist Nairobi Pinto was safely released today April 14, Globovisión reported. Pinto was freed in the city of Cúa, where she was met and taken care of by municipal police and then moved to Caracas.

Although the motive behind her release is still unknown, Miguel Rodríguez Torres, minister of the Interior and Justice, speculated it was due to police pressure, since approximately 3,000 officers were deployed in the municipalities close to where Pinto was found, according to the newspaper El País. Rodríguez Torres clarified the police did not pay any reward for the journalist’s release.

Nairobi Pinto in Caracas after her release. {Source: Plaza y Zamora's Twitter account}

Nairobi Pinto in Caracas after her release. {Source: Plaza y Zamora’s Twitter account}

At a press conference in the nation’s capital, Pinto thanked the journalists, media organizations and individuals who supported and motivated efforts to find her, saying this had contributed to her release, according to the digital newspaper Infobae.

“Thank you for bringing this to a happy end. I want to thank the authorities because among other things they told me that all of Venezuela was moved by my case,” she said.

Pinto is the assignment editor for the news division of TV network Globovisión and was kidnapped by two masked men on Sunday April 6 after returning home from the supermarket in Caracas. Days later, her colleagues and other journalists started an online campaign petitioning her freedom. {THE REST OF HER STORY CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE}

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