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Profile: Nelson Merentes
Positions that Nelson Merentes has held:
- Venezuelan Finance Minister
Nelson Merentes was a participant or observer in the following events:
CIA Director Porter Goss, testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, names five Latin American countries as “potential areas for instability” for 2005. First on his list is Venezuela, followed by Colombia, Haiti, Mexico, and Cuba. In Venezuela, according to Goss, President Chavez “is consolidating his power by using technically legal tactics to target his opponents and meddling in the region, supported by Castro.” In Colombia, Haiti, and Mexico, 2005 elections could bring instability, he says, while in Cuba, “a bad fall last October has rekindled speculation about his declining health and succession scenarios.”
[US Congress, 2/16/2005; Venezuela Analysis, 10/19/2005]
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