Ignacio Luis Arcaya

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Ignacio Luis Arcaya
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
13 February 1959 – 28 August 1960[1]
President Rómulo Betancourt
Preceded by René De Sola
Succeeded by Marcos Falcón Briceño
Personal details
Born (1912-05-03)3 May 1912
Died (1990-09-04)4 September 1990
Profession politician, lawyer

Ignacio Luis Arcaya Rivero (Santa Ana de Coro, 3 May 1912 - Caracas, 4 September 1990[2]), was a Venezuelan lawyer and politician. He was one of the signatories of the Punto Fijo Pact for his party, the Democratic Republican Union (URD).

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela 1959-1960, and in that capacity took part in the 7th Organization of American States conference on 16 August 1960, where against his President's wishes he abstained on the issue of Cuban relations with the Organization of American States. He was President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Deputies, and became a Supreme Court of Venezuela judge in 1965.[2][3]

He was the Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs until 28 August 1960.[1]

Personal life and family[edit]

Ignacio Luis Arcaya had a son, Ignacio Arcaya (1939), who went on to become a career diplomat.[4] In 2001 the National Assembly of Venezuela created an "Order of Merit Ignacio Luis Arcaya".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dávila, Luis Ricardo (9 December 2008). "Rómulo Betancourt, Volumen Siete Antología Política" [Political Anthology of Rómulo Betancourt, Seventh Volume] (PDF) (in Spanish). University of the Andes. p. 1. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Ignacio Luis Arcaya Rivero, accessed 24 May 2012
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Jose Virtuoso, SIC, September–October 1990, Ignacio Luis Arcaya, p368
  4. ^ Embassy of Venezuela to the United States, Ambassador IGNACIO ARCAYA

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Political offices
Preceded by
René De Sola
163rd Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
13 February 1959 – 28 August 1960
Succeeded by
Marcos Falcón Briceño