Nicolas Maduro Biography

Nicolas Maduro

Quick Facts Of Nicolas Maduro

Celebrated Name Nicolas Maduro
Age 57 Years
Nick Name Nicolas
Birth Name Nicolas Maduro Moros
Birth Date 1962-11-23
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Birth Nation Venezuela
Nationality Venezuelan
Place Of Birth Caracas
Father Nicolas Maduro Garcia
Mother Teresa de Jesus Moros
Siblings 3
Religion Catholicism
Ethnicity White
High School Liceo Jose Avalos
Net Worth $3 Million
Salary $48,800
Source of Wealth Politician Career
Marital Status Married
Wife Adriana Guerra Angulo, Cilia Flores
Children 4
Height 1.9 m
Weight 86 Kg
Body Measurement Will Add Soon

A Venezuelan politician serving as president of Venezuela since 2013 is named for Nicolas Maduro. His presidency has been disputed by Juan Guaido since January 2019. He started his working life as a bus driver and he becomes a trade union leader before being elected to the National Assembly in 2000. He was appointed to a number of positions under President Hugo Chavez and was described in 2012 by the Wall Street Journal as the "most capable administrator and politician of Chavez's inner circle". He has ruled Venezuela by decree since 2015 through powers granted to him by the ruling party legislature. He has been described as a "dictator", and an Organization of American States (OAS) report determined that crimes against humanity have been committed during his presidency. He was charged with drug trafficking and narco-terrorism by the U.S. Justice Department in 2020. 

The US indicts Venezuela's Maduro on narco-terrorism charges

The United States Department of Justice has announced that it has indicted Venezuela's socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and several key aides on charges of narco-terrorism. The department accused them on Thursday of conspiring with Colombian rebels "to flood the United States with cocaine". "We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tonnes of cocaine are shipped out of Venezuela by these routes. Those 250 metric tonnes equates to 30 million lethal doses," it said. As the indictments were unsealed, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department would offer cash rewards of up to $55m for information leading to the arrests or convictions of Maduro and four of his associates. The rewards, up to $15m for Maduro and up to $10m each for the others are being offered under the department's Narcotics Rewards Program, which has paid more than $130m in awards for information regarding some 75 drug traffickers since it was created in 1986. The US offers up to $15m reward for information leading to the arrest of Nicolas Maduro.

Nicolas Maduro Speeching

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Who are the Parents of Nicolas Maduro?

Nicolas Maduro was born as Nicolas Maduro Moros on 23rd November 1962 in Caracas, Venezuela, into a working-class family. His father's name was Nicolas Maduro Garcia, who was a prominent trade union leader, died in a motor vehicle accident on 22nd April 1989. His mother, Teresa de Jesus Moros, was born in Cucuta, a Colombian border town at the boundary with Venezuela on "the 1st of June of 1929, as it appears in the National Registry of Colombia". He was born into a leftist family and "militant dreamer of the Movimiento Electoral del Pueblo (MEP)". He was raised in Calle 14, a street in Los Jardines, El Valle, a working-class neighborhood on the western outskirts of Caracas. The only male of four siblings, he had "three sisters, María Teresa, Josefina, and Anita". He was raised as a Roman Catholic, although in 2012 it was reported that he was a follower of Indian guru Sathya Sai Baba and previously visited the guru in India in 2005. He stated in a 2013 interview that "my grandparents were Jewish, from a Sephardic Moorish background, and converted to Catholicism in Venezuela". His nationality is Venezuelan and his ethnicity is White. He attended a public high school, the Liceo Jose Avalos, in El Valle. He was never graduated from high school. He celebrated his 57th birthday with his friends as of 2019.

How was the Career of Nicolas Maduro?

  • He found employment as a bus driver for many years for the Caracas Metro company and he began his political career in the 1980s, by becoming an unofficial trade unionist representing the bus drivers of the Caracas Metro system.
  •  He received vigorous training under Pedro Miret Prieto (es), a senior member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Cuba who was close to Fidel Castro during his time in Cuba. 
  • He was allegedly tasked by the Castro government to serve as a "mole" working for Cuba's Dirección de Inteligencia to approach Hugo Chávez, who was experiencing a burgeoning military career.
  • He then joined MBR-200 and campaigned for the release of Chavez when he was jailed for his role in the 1992 Venezuelan coup d'etat attempts in the early 1990s. 
  • He was later elected on the MVR ticket to the Venezuelan Chamber of Deputies in 1998, to the National Constituent Assembly in 1999, and finally to the National Assembly in 2000, at all times representing the Capital District.
  • He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006. 
  • His foreign policy stances during his term included ending unofficial relations with Taiwan in favor of the People's Republic of China, support for Libya under Muammar Gaddafi, breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel during the 2008-2009 Gaza War, recognizing and establishing diplomatic relations with the State of Palestine, a turnaround in relations with Colombia in the 2008 Andean diplomatic crisis and again in the 2010 Colombia-Venezuela diplomatic crisis, recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states, and support for Bashar al-Assad during the Syrian Civil War.
  • Prior to his appointment to the vice presidency, Maduro had already been chosen by Chavez in 2011 to succeed him in the presidency if he were to die from cancer.
  • Chavez appointed him vice president of Venezuela on 13th October 2012.
  • Upon the death of Hugo Chavez on 5th March 2013, Maduro assumed the powers and responsibilities of the president. 
  • He appointed Jorge Arreaza to take his place as vice president.
  • The succession to the presidency of Maduro in 2013, according to Corrales and Penfold, was due to multiple mechanisms established by Maduro's predecessor, Chavez. 
  • In April 2013, he was elected president, narrowly defeating opposition candidate Henrique Capriles with just 1.5% of the vote separating the two.
  • He was inaugurated as president on 19 April, after the election commission had promised a full audit of the election results.
  • In October 2013, he announced the creation of a new agency, the Vice Ministry of Supreme Happiness, to coordinate social programs.
  • In May 2017, he proposed the 2017 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election, which was later held on 30th July 2017 despite wide international condemnation.
  • He was given the power to rule by decree by the pre-2015 Venezuelan legislature (from 19 November 2013 to 19 November 2014, 15 March 2015 to 31 December 2015).
  • Porras (Maduro's former chief of staff) said in 2019 that Maduro "delivered practically nothing in terms of public policy, in terms of direction" during his first term because, in Porras' opinion, "he does not have a clear vision for the country. He is very much focused on consolidating his power among his own peers in Chavismo and much less on exercising or implementing a strategic vision for the country."
  • In 2019, the Maduro government abandoned socialist policies established by Chavez, such as price and currency controls, which resulted in the country seeing a rebound from economic decline.
  • The Economist wrote that Venezuela had also obtained "extra money from selling gold (both from illegal mines and from its reserves) and narcotics".
  • On 26 March 2020, the United States indicted Maduro, and other Venezuelan officials and some Colombian former FARC members, for what William Barr described as "narco-terrorism": the shipping of cocaine to the US to wage a health war on US citizens. 
  • The US government offered $15 million for any information that would lead to his arrest, while the indictment was criticized as purely political-more cocaine is shipped from Colombia through Central America than Venezuela, but the US has more positive relationships with their leaders-and as serving to hinder Venezuela properly organizing their response to, and accessing aid to help during, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Venezuela.
  • He was charged with drug trafficking and narco-terrorism by the U.S. Justice Department in 2020. 

What is the Net Worth of Nicolas Maduro?

The net worth of this Venezuelan politician is estimated to have $3 Million as of 2020 whereas his annual salary is $48,800 as of 2020. He is satisfied with his earnings as of now. His major source of earning is from his politician career. Information regarding his cars, house, wealth and others will be added soon. 

Who is the Wife of Nicolas Maduro?

Nicolas Maduro WithHis Wife, Cilia

Source: @bbc.com

Nicolas Maduro is a married person and he has been married twice. His first marriage was to Adriana Guerra Angulo, with whom he had his only son, Nicolas Maduro Guerra also known as "Nicolasito", who was appointed to several senior government posts (Chief of the Presidency's Special Inspectors Body, head of the National Film School, and a seat in the National Assembly). After that, he married Cilia Flores, a lawyer, and politician who replaced Maduro as president of the National Assembly in August 2006, when he resigned to become Minister of Foreign Affairs, becoming the first woman to serve as president of the National Assembly. The two had been in a romantic relationship since the 1990s when Flores was Hugo Chavez's lawyer following the 1992 Venezuelan coup d'etat attempts and were married in July 2013 months after Maduro became president. While they have no children together, he has three step-children from his wife's first marriage to Walter Ramon Gavidia; Walter Jacob, Yoswel, and Yosser. As of now, he is living a happy life with his wife. There are no disturbances between them. 

How tall is Nicolas Maduro?

Nicolas Maduro is a very handsome person. He has an average body build. He maintained his body a lot. He has got a tall height of 1.9 m with a balanced body weight of 86 Kg. As of now, his other body measurements will be added soon once we get information about it. 

Did You Know?

  • He started his working life as a bus driver and he to become a trade union leader before being elected to the National Assembly in 2000.
  • He has been described as a "dictator", and an Organization of American States (OAS) report determined that crimes against humanity have been committed during his presidency.
  • He was raised in Calle 14, a street in Los Jardines, El Valle, a working-class neighborhood on the western outskirts of Caracas.
  • He attended a public high school, the Liceo Jose Avalos, in El Valle.