Néstor Reverol

Néstor Reverol
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Minister of the Interior, Justice and Peace
Assumed office
3 August 2016
Preceded byGustavo González López
In office
October 2012 – April 2013
Preceded byMiguel Rodríguez Torres
Succeeded byTarek El Aissami
Personal details
Born (1964-10-28) October 28, 1964 (age 54)
Cabimas, Venezuela
Political partyPSUV
Military service
Allegiance Venezuela

Néstor Luis Reverol Torres (born 28 October 1964) holds the position of Minister of the People's Power for Interior Relations and Justice of Venezuela and is currently Commander General of the National Guard of Venezuela. On 3 August 2016, he was appointed as interior minister by President Nicolás Maduro.[1][2]

Controversy[]

Drug trafficking[]

The United States government has alleged that Reverol was involved in drug trafficking when he was head of the Oficina Nacional Antidrogas (ONA).[3]

Sanctions[]

In addition to United States sanctions, Canada sanctioned Reverol on 22 September 2017 due to rupture of Venezuela's constitutional order.[4][5]

On 28 March 2018, Reverol was sanctioned due to "human rights violations and the deterioration of the rule of law and democratic institutions", freezing their funds and banning them from entering Switzerland.[6][7]

On 29 March 2018, Reverol was sanctioned by the Panamanian government for his alleged involvement with "money laundering, financing of terrorism and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".[8]

References[]

  1. ^ "Maduro appoints general as interior minister despite US charges". Deutsche Welle. 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Maduro promotes Venezuelan general indicted on drug charges in US". The Guardian. 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Exclusive: U.S. to charge Venezuela's National Guard chief with drug trafficking". Reuters. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Venezuela sanctions". Government of Canada. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisis". The Globe and Mail. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Swiss impose sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials". Reuters. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Estos son los funcionarios chavistas que sancionó el gobierno de Suiza". El Nacional (in Spanish). 28 March 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Estos son los 55 "rojitos" que Panamá puso en la mira por fondos dudosos | El Cooperante". El Cooperante (in Spanish). 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-04-01.