Miguel Rodriguez
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Venezuela minister gives out phone number on TV

12 January 2014 Last updated at 08:36 GMT

Venezuela's interior minister has given out his personal mobile phone number on live television, and urged police officers to call him directly to report cases of corruption within the force.

Miguel Rodriguez said rooting out corruption was the only way for the police to regain public trust.

His comments come amid public anger after the murder of Monica Spear. The former beauty queen and her ex-husband, Thomas Berry, were gunned down in their car in front of their five-year-old daughter, who was wounded.

BBC Latin American Editor Mattia Cabitza reports.