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  • Ambassador of Venezuela to the Court of St. James´s since 2001
  • Designated non-resident Ambassador to Ireland
  • M Gabriela Gaxiola de Toro, one daughter Daniela and two sons Alfredo and Bernardo
  • Educ: Central University of Venezuela (Law Degree, 1973)
  • Master Degrees and Graduate Studies in University of Paris II (Comparative Law, 1974)
  • International Institute of Public Administration, Paris (Diplomatic Studies, 1974)
  • Central University of Venezuela (International Trade Law, 1977)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Corporative Law, 1979)
  • Languages : Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
  • Career : Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States of America (1999-2001)
  • Appointed as Concurrent Ambassador of Venezuela to Bahamas
  • Ambassador of Venezuela to Chile (1997-1999)
  • Ambassador of Venezuela to Brazil (1994-1997)
  • Director of the Diplomatic Academy with rank of Ambassador, Foreign Affairs Ministry (1992-1994)
  • Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992-1994)
  • Member of the Consultative Board of the National Security and Defence Council (1988-2000)
  • Adviser to the Presidential Commission for Borders Affairs (1991-1992) and for the Reform of the State (1989-1991)
  • Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies, Congress of Venezuela (1986-1992)inter alia
  • Publications : Twenty published books on foreign affairs and international trade relations (between 1983 and 1996)
  • Academic Activities : Visiting Scholar/Senior Fulbright Scholar, Princeton University, USA (1986-1987)
  • Ad honorem Professor, University of Brasilia (1996-1997)
  • Associate Professor, Simón Bolívar University, Caracas (tenure attained 1989)
  • Coordinator of the Latin American Studies Institute and Director of the North American Studies Centre, Simón Bolívar University (1989-1991)
  • Professor and Guest Speaker in several Universities and Academic Institutions of Venezuela, United States, Chile, Brazil, UK and others
  • Journalistic Activities : Weekly Columnist and Collaborator in the following media: "El Universal" (Caracas, 1994-2000)
  • "El Globo" (Caracas 1989-1997)
  • "El Diario de Caracas" (Caracas, 1989-1994)
  • "Visión" (México City, 1989-1990)
  • "Gazeta Mercantil" (Sao Paulo, 1994-1997)
  • "Folha de Sao Paulo" (1995-1997)
  • "El Mercurio" (Santiago de Chile, 1997-1999)
  • Editorial Board Member of "Economía Hoy" (Caracas, 1990-1991) and of Política Internacional (Caracas, 1992-2000)
  • Member of the Inter-American Dialogue (Washington, D.C.) and the Inter-American Peace and Justice Commission (Santiago, Chile)
  • Host of Weekly TV Program, Radio Caracas Televisión (1992-1994)
  • Several Foreign and Venezuelan Decorations.
  • Address: Venezuelan Embassy, 1 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2HR, Tel.: 0207 584 53 75
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