This Friday, the National Directorate of Migration prevented María Iris Varela Rangel, a Venezuelan deputy accused of corruption and human rights violations, from entering the country.
The official had been added to a list of entry restrictions to the country within the framework of a resolution signed in 2019 by the Argentine Foreign Ministry under the leadership of the government of Mauricio Macri.
One of the facts in which the Venezuelan deputy is involved is that of having been present in February 2019 when security forces of the Venezuelan State burned trucks with humanitarian aid managed by Juan Guaidó, recognized at that time as interim president, jointly with other countries.
The NGO Control Ciudadano denounced that Varela Rangel appeared that day together with armed civilians, which they pointed out represented a violation of Venezuelan law since she did not have jurisdiction in matters of public order or defense of the nation.
Varela Rangel was also the national minister in charge of the Venezuelan Penitentiary Service in two different periods, between 2011 and 2017 and between 2018 and 2019.