The Latest: Journalists blocked in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on protests in Venezuela (all times local):

10:55 a.m.

News media and press rights organizations say at least seven journalists have been denied entry to Venezuela ahead of Thursday’s planned opposition protests.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says the reporters were told they lacked proper government accreditation as journalists.

It says they include journalists for the French daily Le Monde, Colombia’s Caracol radio and television and Al-Jazeera, as well as one of the committee’s own reporters.

The Miami Herald says its reporter Jim Wyss also was detained and expelled.

Like many countries, Venezuela requires working journalists to have accreditation, though the rules are only sporadically enforced.

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