Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sendic and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.

Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez

Vice President of Uruguay


Assumed office
1 March 2015

Tabaré Vázquez

Preceded by
Danilo Astori

Personal details

(1962-08-29) August 29, 1962 (age 54)
Paysandú, Uruguay


Political party
Broad Front Party


Roman Catholicism

Raúl Fernando Sendic Rodríguez (born August 29, 1962) is a Uruguayan politician who has been Vice President of Uruguay since 2015.


1 Family background and early life
2 Education
3 Political career
4 Ideology
5 Controversies

5.2 Educational degree

6 See also
7 References

Family background and early life[edit]
Raúl Sendic was born in Paysandú, Uruguay in 1962. Sendic’s mother was Nilda Rodríguez and his father was Raúl Sendic, a leader of the Uruguayan Tupamaro movement. [1] [2]
Sendic grew up in Uruguay, visiting his father in prison, then moved to Cuba from 1980 to 1984,[1] and traveled to Switzerland, France, and Brazil before returning to Uruguay.[3]
Sendic worked as a journalist.
Raúl Sendic has declared that he studied medicine at the University of Havana, in Cuba, for five years (1980 to 1984 inclusive) without finishing the degree. He has also claimed to have completed a short course on human genetics for future teachers.[1]
In February 2016, Sendic’s educational credentials became the subject of controversy since his official biographies list him as having a degree in human genetics but, so far, no document appears to support this claim (see § Controversies – Educational Degree below).
Political career[edit]
On his return to Uruguay, Raúl Sendic became politically active in the March 26 Movement. Following his loss in the election of 2004, Sendic helped form the electoral list “Compromiso Frenteamplista, lista 711”.
Raúl Sendic served as a representative in the national congress for the five year term from 2000 to 2005.[4] Sendic failed to gain a second term in the elections of 2004.[5]
Raúl Sendic served on the board of directors, as vice-president, and as president of ANCAP, the Uruguayan national petroleum monopoly. He was named to the board in 2005[6] and was vice president of ANCAP in 2007.[7] He was president of ANCAP from 2008 to 2013, [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] except during his