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Luis Manuel Miquilena Hernandez is a Venezuelan politician. He was born on July 29, 1919 in Santa Ana de Coro, Falcon State. He was the Venezuelan Minister of Interior and Justice from 2001 to 2002, when he resigned.AP, 25 January 2002, Venezuela's Chavez replaces interior minister in cabinet shuffle; criticizes remarks by Vatican diplomat
Miquilena began his political career with the Venezuelan Communist Party (PCV) in the 1940s as Secretary General of the Union of Bus Drivers , allied with President Isaias Medina Angarita. He remained with the PCV for the next four years. Later, he became a firm opponent of president Romulo Betancourt (first presidency 1945-1948). In 1945, he broke with the PCV over their support of Betancourt and formed his own political party, the Revolutionary Party of the Proletariat (PRP). The PRP was short-lived, lasting from the overthrow of the Gallegos government (in office February 1948-November 1948) until the rise of Marcos Perez Jimenez. He opposed this government as well and as a result was jailed for a time. Jimenez was overthrown in 1958, and in an attempt to stabilize the fledgling democracy that succeeded the dictatorship, three Venezuelan political parties entered into the Pacto de Punto Fijo.
In 1959, Miquilena became the owner and director of the newspaper El Clarin. Over time, he progressively became a strong opponent of the government of Romulo Betancourt (second presidency 1959-1964) over its opposition to the Cuban government under Fidel Castro and its alleged repression of leftwing political groups.
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