Carlos Vinicio Gómez Ruiz (23 October 1961 27 June 2008) was a Guatemalan politician, at the time of his death, aged 48, he was serving as the country's interior minister (ministro de gobernación). Vinicio Gómez studied dental surgery at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. In the late 1980s he entered public service, with a series of appointments in the security services, specialising in criminalistics, anti-drug efforts, and combating organised crime. He was appointed interior minister in January 2008 when President Álvaro Colom took office. He had previously served as deputy minister in the government of Óscar Berger.