Information on the Organizatión Renovadora Auténtica (ORA) [VEN15925.E]

The Authentic Renovating Organization (ORA) was led by Godofredo Marin in January 1989 when, along with another small group, the Fórmula Uno (Formula One) led by Rhona Ottolina, it joined the New Democratic Generation (NGD, Nueva Generación Democrática) (Political Handbook of the World: 1992 1992, 846).

The NGD is a right-wing group which was formed in 1979. During the December 1988 elections it won one Senate and six Chamber seats. On 1 July 1992 the NGD's leaders were General (Ret.) Arnaldo Castro Hurtado and Vladimir Gessen (Ibid.).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Political Handbook of the World: 1992. 1992. Edited by Arthur S. Banks. New York: CSA Publications.