Bernardo Álvarez Herrera was born on August 18, 1956 and died on November 25, 2016.
He was Venezuela’s ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2010 (with an interruption from mid-2008 to mid-2009, when Venezuela withdrew its ambassador) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations.
He held a degree in political science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Sussex in England.
Since the year 1982, Álvarez Herrera served as a professor at the Universidad Central’s School of Political and Administrative Studies.
Álvarez Herrera’s previous positions included; deputy minister of hydrocarbons (2000–03) and director-general of hydrocarbons (1999–2000) at the Ministry of Energy and Mines. From 1994 to 1999 he was a member of the Venezuelan Chamber of Deputies.
He died due to heart attack in Washington, DC.
Álvarez Herrera passed away at 60 years old.