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Humberto Calderón Berti

Humberto Calderón Berti is a Venezuelan geologist, petroleum engineer, diplomat, politician and author, named in 2019 as ambassador to Colombia by interim Venezuelan president Juan Guaido during the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis,[1][2] and welcomed by Carlos Holmes Trujillo, Colombia's foreign minister.[1]

Calderón Berti is a former president of PDVSA (Venezuela's state-owned petroleum company), and the country's former Minister of Energy and Mines, as well as former Minister of Foreign Affairs.[2] He is also a former OPEC president.[3] His undergraduate degree was from the Central University of Venezuela, and he has a Master's in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[2]

In 2003, he and other former PDVSA petroleum executives founded the Colombian company, Vetra Energia, S.L.[3] He solicited and was granted Spanish citizenship, where he has family and cultural ties, in 2018 because of persecution due to his membership in Venezuela's Social Christian political party (Copei).[4]

PublicationsEdit

His publications include:[4]

  • Hacia una Política Petrolera Integral: la Responsabilidad Nacional, el Compromiso Internacional (in Spanish) (1979)
  • La Coyuntura Petrolera Venezolana 1982 (in Spanish) (1982)
  • Venezuela y Su Política Petrolera, 1979–1983 (in Spanish) (1986) ISBN 9802650811
  • La Invasión a Kuwait (in Spanish) (1991) ISBN 9802631655

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Colombia reconoció a Humberto Calderón Berti como representante diplomático de Venezuela". Noticias Caracol (in Spanish). 29 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Cárdenas, Abel (25 November 2018). "'Aún hay mucho petróleo por descubrir'". El Tiempo. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ACON y CIPEF compran Vetra, uno de los principales productores independientes de petróleo y gas de Colombia]". Acon Investments LLC (Press release). PR Newswire. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "España concedió la nacionalidad al ex ministro Humberto Calderón". El Nacional. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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