The Government prohibited the entry of a Chavista official

Maria Iris Varela Rangel.

Argentina prohibited the entry into the country of the Chavista deputy María Iris Varela Rangel, former Minister of Penitentiary Affairs of Nicolás Maduro and current Vice President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

She is one of the legislators closest to Chavismo and He has serious complaints for crimes against him. He was prohibited from entering because his name appears on a list that the government of Mauricio Macri signed at the OAS at the end of 2019.

The deputy arrived from Brazil at dawn yesterday at the Jorge Newbery Airport. When she presented her documents they delayed her for four hours. According to information from Migrations, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that Varela Rangel was one of the 29 people who are part of that list..

The resolution by which the Chavista official could not enter the country was signed at the OAS on December 4, 2019, on the end of Mauricio Macri’s administration, within the framework of the thirtieth meeting of Foreign Ministers in consultation with the application of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR).


María Iris Varela Rangel is the first vice president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, which Chavismo regained control after last year’s legislative elections. She took office from her on January 5 this year and was touring Latin America along with other members of parliament.

Serious complaints and accusations of persecution against political leaders, judges and prosecutors weigh on his back. Precisely, the opposition leaders remember the day he went on television with handcuffs in his hand calling for the arrest of opposition leaders.

Iris Varela had her political growth in the State of Táchira, from where she came to hold the position of deputy of the National Assembly. She later was also a member of the Constituent Assembly -created by Chavismo when she lost control of the previous one-.

During the government of Nicolás Maduro, he raised his profile and took charge of the Venezuelan Penitentiary Service. Many of the complaints for violations of human rights and freedoms are aimed at the prisons of Venezuela. Since January she has been the first vice president of the Venezuelan Assembly.

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