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Trotta and Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina

Elisa Alejandra Trotta Gamus is a Venezuelan lawyer, diplomat and human rights activist, named ambassador from Venezuela to Argentina by Juan Guaidó during the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, and recognized immediately by Argentine president Mauricio Macri.[1]

Trotta Gamus was born in Venezuela.[1] Her mother was communist.[1] Her father is Argentine lawyer Alberto Trotta, who was a political prisoner, went into exile in 1975, spent time in Venezuela, and had his family while there.[1] She obtained her law degree from the Central University of Venezuela, and two Master's degrees from Brandeis University in Boston,[2] where she was a Fulbright scholar.[3] She has been living in Argentina since 2011.[1]

Trotta Gamus specialized in human rights and international law.[3] She was director of institutional programs for the Buenos Aires Province Chamber of Deputies, working for governor María Eugenia Vidal.[1] She was also president of Alianza por Venezuela,[1] a network of exiled Venezuelans.[3]

She is a chavismo critic, saying that Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro created a "narcostate".[4] She is Jewish,[4] and was a diplomat to the Latin American Jewish Congress [5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "La bolilla que faltaba: la nueva embajadora venezolana nombrada por Gaidó vive desde hace años en Buenos Aires y es funcionaria de Cambiemos". info135 (in Spanish). 30 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Elisa Trotta Gamus". Schusterman Family Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2019. and "Elisa Trotta Gamus – Young Leadership Board:Buenos Aries". AlmaLinks. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Elisa Trotta Gamus, la abogada de 36 años elegida por Guaidó para la Argentina". La Nacion (in Spanish). 30 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Elisa Trotta, la abogada de estrecho vínculo con el macrismo que Guaidó eligió como representante". El Canciller (in Spanish). 29 January 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ Trotta Gamus, Elisa (13 November 2015). "Respuestas para un desastre humano". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 February 2019.

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