(born 1950) is a Venezuelan politician, academic, businessman, and columnist, and the Executive Secretary of the opposition electoral coalition Coalition for Democratic Unity. A former congressman, he was President of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League from 2001 to 2007, and served under Luis Herrera Campins as Secretary of the Presidency (1979 - 1984). Author of over 30 books, he is Professor at the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas. Cruz Ramón Galíndez, Diario de Los Andes, 28 October 2010, Ramón GuillermoAveledo He was elected to the Venezuelan Chamber of Deputies three times, and served as its President twice. He is a columnist for Globovisión. He is a member of the board of the Rómulo Betancourt Foundation, and President of the Instituto de Estudios Parliamentarios Fermín Toro.