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Ex-Venezuelan spy chief says Venezuelans should 'build a new state'

 Ex-Venezuelan spy chief says Venezuelans should build a new state

CARACAS (Reuters) - The ex-head of Venezuela's SEBIN intelligence service, who was replaced last week after an attempted military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, urged Venezuelans on Thursday to build a new state and combat corruption.

In his first public appearance since Maduro replaced him on April 30, Manuel Christopher said Venezuelans "deserve a better country," according to a video of Christopher posted on Twitter by Venezuelan TV outlet NTN24.

(Reporting by Angus Berwick; Editing by Luc Cohen)

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Updated Date: May 10, 2019 06:05:22 IST