Maduro claims former intelligence service head worked for CIA

Buenos Aires - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed Friday that the former director of the Sebin intelligence service, Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, worked for the US intelligence service CIA.

Maduro named Figuera as one of the organizers of what he called last week's attempted opposition coup.
During last week's failed uprising, Figuera is alleged to have helped an opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, escape house arrest.
The failed attempt to unseat Maduro by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who heads the National Assembly, has led several opposition lawmakers to flee to foreign embassies in the capital Caracas or leave the country.
The uprising apparently failed due to a lack of support from soldiers and officers.
Guaido, who heads the National Assembly, has declared himself president and has been actively seeking Maduro's ouster.

Saturday, May 11th 2019

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