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The Venezuela Asset Recovery Initiative (INRAV, in Spanish) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization not linked to any religious institution, international organization o government. INRAV’s sole focus is to mobilize governments, international organizations and citizens in order to recover assets looted by corrupt officials in Venezuela.


INRAV is working to recover assets stolen from Venezuela and to return them following policies that emphasize transparency, public scrutiny, citizen participation, and social collaboration and innovation. This process will be achieved through promoting legislation in the countries where the highest concentration of these funds is found, monitoring the enforcement of existing asset recovery laws, promoting citizen involvement in following the trail of the assets, and supporting the efforts of all actors participating in facilitating the successful return of these stolen resources to Venezuela.


Through active communication and transparency, we hope the Venezuelan society develops a sense of ownership of the asset recovery process, demands the return of these monies, and participates in development initiatives financed by them.


Is an entrepreneur and journalist with experience in Communication. Venezuelan-American, Márquez is involved in various initiatives related to Venezuela in the United States as a volunteer and advisor. She leads an important company of regional newspapers in Venezuela and is founder of a collaborative, co-working space in Miami. Márquez has a Master’s Degree in Communication Policy Studies (City University, London, 1993), and also has been an undergraduate and post-graduate professor at the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela.

Graduated from the School of Law at Venezuela’s Central University. He has a specialization in human rights from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and holds two diplomas: one in Access to Justice from the Andres Bello Catholic University, and the other in Transparency, Accountability, and the Fight Against Corruption from the University of Chile. Since 2017, Rieira is an Open Government Fellow at the Organization of American States. He worked four years at the Venezuelan office of Transparency International on historic cases in the fight against corruption in Venezuela. He also worked on the Transparency International’s Latin American Initiative “Center for Defense and Legal Counsel” (ALAC, in Spanish), that provided legal assistance to victims and witnesses of corrupt practices in Venezuela and Latin America.

Is the president of Statesmanship Group, Inc. West has worked as a contract interpreter (Spanish-English) for the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and its Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP) since 1988. He earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations from the Spanish Diplomatic School in Madrid, Spain. West also works as a consultant for social, economic and political development projects.

Salazar has studied and worked in defense of human rights in Venezuela since 2008. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Andres Bello Catholic University in Caracas. She studied Public Administration at the Institute of Graduate Studies in Administration (IESA) also in Caracas, and earned a degree in Administration of Social Development Organizations. Salazar coordinated the Monitoring and Evaluation Program for the non-governmental organization, Espacio Público, from 2010 to 2017. Since 2017 she has been an Open Government Fellow at the Organization of American States.

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