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Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea.


Our standard dataset contains 1,481 entities connected with Venezuela. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Venezuela. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Members of the National Assembly of VenezuelaAsamblea Nacional de Venezuelaupdated daily274

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 710 entities identified as PEPs connected with Venezuela.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Executive Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agricultural Production & Lands1--
Minister of Borders1--
Minister of Commerce1--
Minister of Communes & Social Movements1--
Minister of Communications & Information1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Ecological Mining Development1--
Minister of Economy & Finance1--
Minister of Ecosocialism1--
Minister of Education1--
Minister of Electricity1--
Minister of Fisheries & Aquaculture1--
Minister of Food1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Ground Transportation1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Housing & Habitats1--
Minister of Indigenous Peoples1--
Minister of Industry & National Production1--
Minister of Interior, Justice, & Peace1--
Minister of Labor1--
Minister of Penitentiary Services1--
Minister of Petroleum1--
Minister of Planning1--
Minister of Public Works1--
Minister of Science, Technology, & Innovation1--
Minister of the Office of the Presidency & Government Performance Monitoring1--
Minister of Tourism1--
Minister of University Education, Science, & Technology1--
Minister of Urban Agriculture1--
Minister of Water1--
Minister of Women & Gender Equality1--
Minister of Youth & Sports1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-162117
Member of the National Assembly of Venezuela273--
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Venezuela-41
ambassador of Israel to Venezuela-1-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Venezuela-11
Venezuelan ambassador--1
Venezuelan ambassador to Spain-1-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the National Assembly of Venezuela-1870
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela-101
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela-10-
Vice President of Venezuela-81
Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations-42
First Lady of Venezuela-31
Minister of Popular Power for Fisheries and Aquaculture-31
Minister of the Popular Power of Industries and National Production-4-
Venezuelan Minister of Communications and Information-31
Venezuelan Minister of Popular Power for Education-31
Defensoría del Pueblo-11
First Vice President of the National Assembly of Venezuela-11
Minister of the Popular Power of Ecological Mining Development-11
President of Venezuela-11
Attorney General1--
Chief, Capital District Government1--
Governor of Zulia--1
list of governors of La Guaira--1
Minister of Agriculture of Venezuela--1
Minister of Electrical Power of Venezuela-1-
Minister of Finance of Venezuela--1
Minister of Food of Venezuela--1
Minister of People's Power of Petroleum-1-
Minister of Popular Power for Commerce--1
Minister of Popular Power for Communities and Social Movements--1
Minister of Popular Power for Culture--1
Minister of Popular Power for Interior, Justice and Peace--1
Minister of Popular Power for Planning--1
Minister of Popular Power for Water--1
Venezuelan Minister of Environment and Natural Resources-1-
Venezuelan Minister of the Popular Participation for the Defense--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...