Delcy Rodríguez

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(Vice President of Venezuela)
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VP tells Trump to lift economic sanctions
BornDelcy Eloína Rodríguez Gómez
18 May 1969

Employment.png Vice President of Venezuela

In office
14 June 2018 - Present

Delcy Rodríguez (born 18 May 1969) is a Venezuelan politician who has been Vice President of Venezuela since 14 June 2018,[1] also assuming the role of head official of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN), Venezuela's intelligence agency, as it is dependent on the office of the vice presidency.[2]

Earlier appointments

Previously, Delcy Rodríguez was Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information of Venezuela from 2013[3] to 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2014 to 2017[4] and President of the Constitutional Assembly of Venezuela from 4 August 2017 to 14 June 2018.

Petition to Trump

On 9 February 2019, Delcy Rodriguez called on opposition leader and self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó to reconsider his course of action and stop "the madness of calling for an invasion."

"Reflect and place yourself on the right side of history," Rodriguez said, a day after Guaido said he would not rule out authorising the United States to launch a military intervention to oust President Nicolás Maduro.

Rodríguez made the statements amid a government-backed signature drive to show that most Venezuelans do not support foreign intervention in their country, as the opposition claims. In Caracas' central Bolivar Square, Rodriguez signed the petition, which appeals to US President Donald Trump to respect Venezuelan sovereignty and lift the crippling economic sanctions.

Rodriguez also criticised the country's opposition-controlled National Assembly for debating whether to "authorise" a foreign military incursion in Venezuela.

"There is no country in the world where the supposed parliament advocates foreign military intervention in the country," said Rodriguez. "It's outrageous."
"The Venezuelan people have given very clear signals of what they want: they want peace, they want tranquility (and) to continue to be governed by the Bolivarian Revolution," said Rodriguez, referring to the ruling socialist party's reform movement.

With Washington's collaboration, the opposition has arranged for "US humanitarian aid" to be delivered to the Colombian border, but Venezuelan officials have blocked the move, suspecting "it is a pretext to invade Venezuela," said Rodriguez.[5]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisisArticle22 September 2017Michelle ZilioForeign Minister Chrystia Freeland, MP for the Toronto district of University-Rosedale, said: "I have some Venezuelan Canadians living in my constituency and they have been really vocal … and have said our family, our friends, they need help and they're counting on Canada to speak up."


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  5. "Venezuelan VP calls on Guaido to join 'right side of history'"
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