Remigio Ceballos

Summary

Remigio Ceballos Ichaso is a Venezuelan military officer who, as of 2020, holds the rank of admiral and serves as commanding officer of the Strategic Command Operations of Venezuela.[1] As a member of the Venezuelan Marine Corps, Ceballos advanced through rank promotions to his current position and has received military training in both the United States and Israel.[2] He was previously an aide-de-camp to former President Hugo Chávez.[3]

Remigio Ceballos
Personal details
Born (1963-05-01) 1 May 1963 (age 61)
Caracas, Venezuela[citation needed]

Career

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On July 18, 2016, he was appointed head of the vertex "Comprehensive Security and Defense Plan" of the Great Sovereign Supply Mission, created a week earlier by President Nicolás Maduro. He has held different positions within the Venezuelan State, among which are: Director of Research, Training and Doctrine of the Second Command and Headquarters of the General Staff of the General Command of the Bolivarian Militia, Commander of the Bolivarian Navy Infantry of the Naval Operations Command of the General Command of the Bolivarian Navy and Vice Minister for Planning and Development of Defense of the Ministry for Defense until July 2015.

On March 16, 2019, he announced: "The entire Armed Forces are deployed in all states addressing the electrical, hydrological, fuel services, and telecommunications systems."

International Sanctions

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On November 5, 2019, Ceballos was sanctioned by the United States Department of the Treasury for acting “on behalf of the oppressive regime of former Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, which continues to be involved in egregious levels of corruption and human rights abuses,” said Steven Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury.

In 2021, he was sanctioned by the EU, making him subject to a travel ban and assets freeze in those jurisdictions, due to his fundamental role in oversight and abetment of serious human right abuses perpetrated by the FANB and the Bolivian National Guard against peaceful demonstrators and opponents of the Maduro regime.[4]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Treasury Takes Steps to Harmonize International Sanctions Efforts Against Venezuelan Officials". United States Department of the Treasury. United States Government. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Delgado, Antonio (January 24, 2019). "These are the Venezuela military officers who have kept Maduro in power". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "A closer look at the Venezuelan military". Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/2194 of 10 November 2022 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela". Official Journal of the European Union.