Ariel Riani Wikipedia
Ariel Riani (born 1926) is an Uruguayan political, law enforcement and business figure.
He served as police chief of Artigas during the Presidency of Jorge Pacheco Areco. This period attracted international comment for the stringent law enforcement methods adopted by Mr. Pacheco's government.
Riani also served as 'Intendente' (political head) of Artigas Department.
He is a longstanding member of Uruguay's Colorado Party.
Riani has been for many years identified with Uruguayan mining interests.
In 2008 Riani was campaigning on behalf of the 'Vamos Uruguay' grouping led by Pedro Bordaberry Herrán, within the Colorado Party.