Ronald Blanco La Cruz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Blanco and the second or maternal family name is La Cruz.
Ronald Blanco La Cruz
Governor of Táchira
In office
Preceded by Sergio Omar Calderón
Succeeded by César Pérez Vivas
Personal details
Born (1959-04-12) April 12, 1959 (age 55)
Political party Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela
Spouse(s) Guadalupe de Blanco
Profession soldier, diplomat

Ronald Blanco La Cruz is a Venezuelan politician. [1]

Táchira State Governor Election, 2004 Results
Source: CNE data
Candidates Votes  %
Ronald Blanco La Cruz 169587 57%
Sergio Omar Calderón 117682 40%


Ronald Blanco La Cruz was born in Caracas on April 12, 1959 to José Vicente Blanco and Ana Julia La Cruz. He spent his early years going to school in his birth city. In 1977 he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He later joined the Military Academy of Venezuela (Academia Militar de Venezuela) where he received a licence in Military Arts & Sciences in 1981. That same year, he was deployed to the Cuartel Bolívar del Táchira, a military base. Blanco is currently a retired captain of the Venezuelan Army and has a Master's degree in international relations and Company Management, obtaining both titles from Troy University in the United States. He has held various positions in the Táchira State, among them the director of the Maternal-Infantile Nourishing Program (Programa Alimentario Maternal Infantil, also known as PAMI). He was also a professor at the Universidad de los Andes. In 1999, he was elected to the National Constituent Assembly, where he served as the President of the Subcommission of Borders. From 2000 to 2008, Blanco La Cruz was governor of Táchira State.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Ronald Blanco is married and they have three children named Royma, Ronald, and Indira.


  1. ^ a b ""Diputados chavistas deberían buscar recursos para pasivos laborales"". El Informe (Venezuela) (in Spanish). 10 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
Preceded by
Sergio Omar Calderón
Governor of Táchira
Succeeded by
César Pérez Vivas