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Simon Alberto Consalvi

Simon Alberto Consalvi , is a Venezuelan politician, journalist, diplomat and historian. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela in two occasions (1977-1979/1985-1988), Minister of Home Affairs (1988-1989), Secretary of the Presidency (1988), member of the National Academy of History since 1997, and Associate Editor of the daily El Nacional.

Being born in Santa Cruz de Mora, a town of the Andean state of Merida, graduates in Caracas as journalist at the Central University of Venezuela. In the 1950s, is part of the clandestine youth of party Accion Democratica against the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez, exiling in Cuba in 1955, being imprisoned some months during the government of Fulgencio Batista. On 20 December 1958, married with Josefina Carrero Prato, also during this year was elected as deputy for Merida to the National Congress.

Between 1984 to 1985, is in charge of the Secretary of Presidency, during the administration of Jaime Lusinchi. In 1985, is reappointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, facing in 1987, the Corbeta Caldas incident, when a Colombian vessel refused to leave disputed water arguing that those waters were part of Colombia. During the last year of Jaime Lusinchi at the presidency (1988-1989), Consalvi served as Home Affairs Minister.

Related websites

Curricular resume of Consalvi by the National Academy of History of Venezuela

International Borders of Venezuela at Venezuela Virtual / www.mipunto.com

2-D Movement website

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