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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...