Elías José Jaua Milano (born 16 December 1969) is a Venezuelan politician and former university professor who serves as the Minister of Education of Venezuela. He served as the vice president of Venezuela from January 2010 to October 2012 and had been Minister of Foreign Affairs from January 2013 until September 2014.

Elías Jaua Milano
Minister of Education
In office
4 January 2017 – 4 September 2018
PresidentNicolás Maduro
Preceded byRodulfo Pérez
Succeeded byAristóbulo Istúriz
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
15 January 2013 – 2 September 2014
PresidentHugo Chávez
Nicolás Maduro
Preceded byNicolás Maduro
Succeeded byRafael Ramírez
Vice President of Venezuela
In office
27 January 2010 – 13 October 2012
PresidentHugo Chávez
Preceded byRamón Carrizales
Succeeded byNicolás Maduro
Minister of Agriculture
In office
29 January 2012 [1] – 13 October 2012
Preceded byJuan Carlos Loyo
Succeeded byJuan Carlos Loyo
In office
24 February 2006 – June 2010 [2]
Succeeded byJuan Carlos Loyo
Minister of Economy
In office
September 2003 – 2006
Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela
In office
October 2000 – May 2001
Personal details
Elías José Jaua Milano

(1969-12-16) 16 December 1969 (age 54)
Caucagua, Miranda, Venezuela

Career edit

Jaua obtained a Sociology degree from the Central University of Venezuela.[3][4] In 2000 he was part of the Comisión Legislativa Nacional and Minister of the Secretaría de la Presidencia from 2000 to 2001. He was nominated as Venezuelan Ambassador to Argentina in 2002. Jaua served as Minister of Agriculture in President Hugo Chávez's government before being appointed as vice-president in January 2010, while remaining Minister of Agriculture.[3][4]

On 15 December 2011, following a major reshuffle of the Venezuelan political leadership, President Chávez proposed Jaua to be the PSUV candidate for governor of the state of Miranda (reported in El Universal). He resigned the vice presidency on 13 October 2012 to compete in the election and was replaced by Nicolás Maduro. He lost the election on 16 December 2012 to the former governor Henrique Capriles who had stepped down in June 2012 to unsuccessfully challenge Hugo Chávez for president.

Jaua succeeded Nicolás Maduro as Minister of Foreign Affairs on 15 January 2013.[5]

Sanctions edit

Jaua has been sanctioned by several countries and is banned from entering neighboring Colombia. The Colombian government maintains a list of people banned from entering Colombia or subject to expulsion. As of January 2019, the list had 200 people with a "close relationship and support for the Nicolás Maduro regime".[6][7]

On 26 July 2017, Jaua was involved in targeted sanctions performed by the United States Department of Treasury due to his involvement with the 2017 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election, being the Head of Venezuela's Presidential Commission for the Constituent Assembly.[8]

Canada sanctioned 40 Venezuelan officials, including Jaua, in September 2017.[9][10] The sanctions were for behaviors that undermined democracy after at least 125 people were killed in the 2017 Venezuelan protests and "in response to the government of Venezuela's deepening descent into dictatorship".[9] Canadians were banned from transactions with the 40 individuals, whose Canadian assets were frozen.[9] The sanctions noted a rupture of Venezuela's constitutional order.[11]

On 25 June 2018, the European Union sanctioned Jaua, freezing his assets and imposing a travel ban.[12]

On 29 March 2018, Jaua was sanctioned by Panama for his alleged involvement with "money laundering, financing of terrorism and financing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction".[13]

On 10 July 2018, Switzerland sanctioned Jaua, citing the same reasons as the European Union, and froze his assets while also imposing a travel ban against him.[14][15][16]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Chavez appoints Jaua as new Minister of Agriculture and Lands". El Mundo. 29 January 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Profile | Juan Carlos Loyo, a minister off from the land". 13 October 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "UPDATE 1-Venezuela's Chavez names Jaua as new vice president". Reuters. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Elías Jaua, nuevo VicePresidente de la República; Mata Figueroa, a MinDefensa". noticias24. 26 January 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Venezuelan Vice-President Maduro gives annual address". BBC World Service. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Maduro encabeza lista de 200 venezolanos que no pueden entrar al país" [Maduro tops list of 200 Venezuelans who can not enter the country]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). 30 January 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Primera parte de lista de colaboradores de Maduro que no pueden ingresar a Colombia" [First part of list of Maduro collaborators who can not enter Colombia] (in Spanish). RCN Radio. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Venezuela-related Designations". United States Department of Treasury. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  9. ^ a b c "Canada imposes sanctions on key Venezuelan officials". CBC Canada. Thomson Reuters. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ Zilio, Michelle (22 September 2017). "Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisis". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 3 April 2019. Also at Punto de Corte Archived 2019-04-04 at the Wayback Machine and El Nacional
  11. ^ "Venezuela sanctions". Government of Canada. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  12. ^ "European Union hits 11 more Venezuelans with sanctions". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  13. ^ "Estos son los 55 "rojitos" que Panamá puso en la mira por fondos dudosos | El Cooperante". El Cooperante (in European Spanish). 2018-03-29. Archived from the original on 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-01.
  14. ^ "Switzerland Sanctions 11 More Venezuelans, including Delcy Rodriguez, El Aissami, Chourio". Latin American Herald Tribune. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 13 August 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Sanctions suisses contre la vice-présidente du Venezuela" [Swiss sanctions against the vice president of Venezuela] (in French). Swiss Broadcasting Company. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Sanctions suisses contre la vice-présidente du Venezuela" (in French). Swiss Broadcasting. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-10.

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Political offices
Preceded by 24th Vice President of Venezuela
27 January 2010 – 13 October 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by 186th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
16 January 2013 – 5 March 2013
Succeeded by
Preceded by
187th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
5 March 2013 – 2 September 2014
Succeeded by