Ramón Rodríguez Chacín

Ramon Rodriguez Chacín
Governor of Guarico
In office
December 2012 – October 2017
Preceded byLuis Gallardo
Succeeded byJosé Manuel Vásquez
Minister of Interior and Justice
In office
January 2002 – May 2002
Preceded byLuis Miquilena
Succeeded byDiosdado Cabello
Minister of Interior and Justice
In office
January 2008 – September 2008
Preceded byPedro Carreño
Succeeded byTarek El Aissami
Personal details
BornNovember 9, 1951

Ramón Rodríguez Chacín[1] (born November 9, 1951) is a Venezuelan politician. A retired naval officer, he was Minister of the Interior and Justice in 2002,[1] and again in 2008.[2] He took part in the November 1992 coup attempt.

Early years

Rodríguez Chacín specialized in counter-insurgency and counter-intelligence tactics while serving in the military of Venezuela. He graduated from the Venezuelan Naval School in 1970.[3]


Rodríguez Chacín was one of the founders of the Comando Específico José Antonio Páez (Cejap), an elite group of police and military forces intended to fight Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and National Liberation Army (Colombia) (ELN) guerrillas.

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