South American presidents meet in Brazil 4:05

(CNN Spanish) -- The Press Secretariat of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil lamented the "aggressions" against journalists who were covering the meeting of South American presidents on Tuesday at the Itamaraty Palace, headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in Brasilia.

According to state-run Agencia Brasil, there was a "uproar" when some leaders stopped to talk to the press. The situation "worsened" when the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, passed, and apparently some journalists were "attacked" by members of the security.

CNN reached out to Venezuela's Ministry for Communication and Information for comment, but is still awaiting a response.

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In its statement, the Press Secretariat of the Presidency of Brazil expressed solidarity with Delis Ortiz of TV Globo and repudiated "any and all aggression" against journalists. "All possible measures will be taken so that this episode never happens again," they said in the note.

For its part, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regretted the incident and noted that measures will be taken to determine responsibility.


TV Globo repudiated the incident and expressed solidarity with the journalists. In the video published by the media, security agents are seen making a fence and some pushing.

CNN reached out to the Institutional Security Cabinet of the Presidency of Brazil. In a brief statement, they regretted the incident and reported that agents have intervened with the aim of ensuring the safe exit of the authorities who attended the event. The institution affirmed that it will carry out proceedings to clarify the facts and verify the possible excesses in the conduct of the agents.

Osmary Hernández contributed to this report.