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Venezuela's Maduro Says Ex-Intelligence Chief Helped Plan 'Coup'

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Fri, 10 May 2019 21:16 GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday May 10th called his former intelligence chief Manuel Cristopher a "traitor" and said he had helped plan a military uprising called for by the opposition on April 30, which Maduro described as a "coup."

In a speech broadcast on state television, Maduro said he had full confidence in Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino and Supreme Court chief Maikel Moreno, who US officials said had been in talks with the opposition about plans to oust Maduro, according to Reuters.

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