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Venezuela: Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (SEBIN) (En Español)

Venezuela: Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (SEBIN) (En Español)

De las principales agencias de inteligencia mundial Translation En Ingles: Historia de SEBIN Chávez’s legacy El Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional, SEBIN es la máxima agencia de inteligencia en Venezuela.  La misión declarada de SEBIN es “contribuir a la seguridad general, la defensa y el desarrollo de la nación como un elemento fundamental del sistema nacional de inteligencia y...

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Maduro’s Ex-Spy Chief Details Role of NSC Official in ‘Homegrown’ Venezuela Uprising

Maduro’s Ex-Spy Chief Details Role of NSC Official in ‘Homegrown’ Venezuela Uprising

The defection of Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, the chief of the Venezuelan intelligence service, was key to a U.S.-backed plan to oust President Nicholas Maduro in April. But the coup failed and Figuera fled into exile in Columbia where he talked with Washington Post reporter Anthony Faiola. Faiola’s story provides new details about how the...

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Inside SEBIN, Venezuela’s Powerful Intelligence Agency

Inside SEBIN, Venezuela’s Powerful Intelligence Agency

At the heart of the struggle for power in Venezuela is SEBIN, the country’s premier security service. In late April, the United States hoped the defection of SEBIN director general Manuel Christopher Figuera would set up a popular uprising to oust embattled president Nicholas Maduro. That didn’t happen. SEBIN’s role, for better or worse, remains...

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U.S. De-Sanctions Renegade Venezuelan Spy Chief; Maduro Says He Worked for CIA

U.S. De-Sanctions Renegade Venezuelan Spy Chief; Maduro Says He Worked for CIA

The U.S. government imposes economic sanctions is to punish perceived enemies of the United States. Washington also removes those sanctions to lure those enemies to embrace the United States. Case in point: Manuel Christopher Figuera, former director general of the Venezuelan intelligence service, known as SEBIN. According to the Washington Post, Figuera played a central...