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General Renier Urbáez, born in 1971, is the president of the Venezuelan armed forces’ Social Security Institute. He has held multiple other senior positions, heading a military hospital, the Military Academy of Venezuela, a bank, and a cement manufacturer.
In 2013, General Urbáez personally paid some $32,000 to import cars, bicycles, clothing, furniture, radio transmitters, appliances, and other goods from China. The contractors registry showed that he and his wife Maira del Valle Azócar Alcalá also held shares in a construction company called Cooperativa Canchunchún Soñado.