Venezuelan politician (1932-2018)
Teodoro Petkoff Malec (Spanish pronunciation: [teoˈðoɾo petˈkof maˈlek]; 3 January 1932 – 30 October 2018) was a Venezuelan politician, former guerrilla, journalist and economist.
|Minister of the Central Office of Coordination and Planning (Cordiplan)|
|Born||3 January 1932|
Bobures, Zulia State
|Died||30 October 2018 (aged 86)|
|Alma mater||Central University of Venezuela|
He was an important left politician in Venezuela. Petkoff began as a communist but went to liberalism in the 1990s.
As Minister of Planning he oversaw President Rafael Caldera's adoption of neoliberal economic policies in the mid-1990s. He was a strong critic of President Hugo Chávez, and was a candidate to run against him in the December 2006 presidential elections, but dropped out of the race in August.
He launched the newspaper Tal Cual in 2000 and remained its editor until his death.
Petkoff died on 30 October 2018 in Caracas at the age of 86.
- ↑ "Venezuelan journalist Petkoff, ex-guerrilla leader, dies". ABC News / Associated Press. 31 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.