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Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra is a Venezuelan politician and the son of President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro. He was appointed as Head of the Corps of Special Inspectors of the Presidency and Coordinator of the National Film School of Venezuela by his father.[1] He was also elected by the PSUV party congress in 2014 to be the delegate of El Valle Capital District.[2]

Nicolás Maduro Guerra
Nicolás Maduro Guerra.jpg
Head of Corps of Special Inspectors of the Presidency of the Republic
Assumed office
23 September 2013
President Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by Position established
Coordinator of National Film School of Venezuela
Assumed office
21 June 2014
President Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by Position established
Director General of Presidential Delegations and Instructions of the Vice President
Assumed office
25 January 2017
President Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born Nicolás Ernesto Maduro Guerra
(1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 28)
Venezuela
Political party United Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Grysell Torres
Children 2
Parents Nicolás Maduro
Adriana Guerra Angulo

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Early life and educationEdit

Maduro Guerra was born in Venezuela on 21 June 1990. He is the son of his father's first marriage with Adriana Guerra Angulo.[3] As a child, he was interested in arts[4] and between and 1998 and 2004, he was a flutist in Venezuela's El Sistema program.[1] Though Maduro Guerra sought a career in music, he placed 77 of 235 on a waiting list for the National Experimental University of the Arts and decided to abandon the idea.[4] His high school scores were "not extraordinary", he scored 42.368% in reading classes and 64.461% in mathematics, graduating from Liceo Urbaneja Achelpohl School.[4]

Maduro Guerra attended the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces where he specialized in economics.[1][5] In 2011, he began working for the Public Ministry of Venezuela until his condition became unknown among the organization in 2014.[5]

Political careerEdit

Maduro Guerra's political career began shortly after his father became President of Venezuela. On 23 September 2013, he was appointed by his father as Head of the Corps of Special Inspectors of the Presidency, an organization designated to observe the effects of policies implemented by the President of Venezuela.[6] On his 24th birthday on 21 June 2014, his father again appointed him as Coordinator of the National Film School of Venezuela.[5] Prior to his appointments, Maduro Guerra had little experience as a politician[1] and no experience in cinema.[5]

On 21 July 2014, the PSUV held a party congress and voted for Maduro Guerra to be a delegate for the El Valle Capital District.[2]

Constituent AssemblyEdit

 
Maduro Guerra as a member of the 2017 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela beside Carmen Meléndez.

Following the 2017 Venezuelan Constituent Assembly election, Maduro Guerra was elected into the 2017 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela.[7]

On 11 August 2017, US President Donald Trump said that he is “not going to rule out a military option” to confront the government of Nicolás Maduro and the deepening crisis in Venezuela.[8] Maduro Guerra responded, stating during the 5th Constituent Assembly of Venezuela session that if the United States were to attack Venezuela, "the rifles would arrive in New York, Mr. Trump, we would arrive and take the White House".[9]

ControversyEdit

NepotismEdit

His father President Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores were accused of nepotism for allegedly placing family members in positions throughout the Venezuelan government.[10][11][12][13] His appointments as Head of the Corps of Special Inspectors of the Presidency and Coordinator of the National Film School were criticized as examples of his family's acts of alleged nepotism.[10]

On 25 January 2017, President Maduro again named his son as the director of a newly established position, the Director General of Presidential Delegations and Instructions of the Vice President, raising more allegations of nepotism.[14]

Jose Zalt wedding incidentEdit

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  Maduro Guerra being showered with dollar bills at a wedding. on YouTube

At the wedding of Jose Zalt, a Syrian-Venezuelan businessman that owns the clothing brand Wintex, on 14 March 2015, Maduro Guerra was showered with American dollars at the gathering in the luxurious Gran Melia Hotel in Caracas.[15][16][17][18] The incident caused outrage among Venezuelans who believed this to be hypocritical of President Maduro, especially since many Venezuelans were experiencing hardships due to the poor state of the economy and due to the president's public denouncements of capitalism.[16][19][20][21][22][23] During a PSUV National Congress, Maduro Guerra responded to the incident, calling it "gossip".[24]

Photograph incidentEdit

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  The photograph of Maduro Guerra which resulted in the arrests of Morales and her husband

During a first communion party in the Creole Club of Maracaibo, a woman named Rita Morales took photographs of Maduro Guerra with her cellphone. According to witnesses, Maduro arrived at the party surrounded by bodyguards and far from the rest of the guests. The bodyguards tried to take the cellphone away from Morales and force her to delete the pictures after realizing that Maduro was photographed. Morales refused and left the party; days after the incident, she was visited by officers that, according to witnesses, broke her cellphone. On 8 June 2017, officers of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (SEBIN) detained Morales and her husband when they were about to aboard a private flight to Aruba in the La Chinita International Airport. Morales was taken to the SEBIN headquarters in El Helicoide.[25][26][27][28]

Personal lifeEdit

Maduro Guerra is married to Grysell Torres and has two daughters; one born in 2007 and the other born in 2014.[4]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b Rodríguez, Dulce María (21 July 2014). "Hijo del presidente Mariposita; resultó electo delegado". www.el-nacional.com. El Nacional. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Vinogradoff, Ludmila (3 September 2013). "La oposición presenta nuevas pruebas sobre el origen de Nicolás Maduro". ABC. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d Fermin, Daniel (12 January 2015). "La boleta de clase del hijo de Maduro". El Estímulo. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Hijo de Maduro coordinará la Escuela Nacional de Cine de Venezuela". La República. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
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  7. ^ "Venezuela opens disputed new constituent assembly". BBC News. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Trump won't 'rule out a military option' in Venezuela". The Washington Post. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Uzcátegui, Ruth (12 August 2017). "Nicolás Maduro Guerra sobre intervención de Trump: Llegaríamos a tomar la Casa Blanca". Diario Panorama (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 August 2017. 
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  11. ^ Lares Martiz, Valentina (15 July 2008). "Denuncian por nepotismo a la presidenta del Congreso venezolano, Cilia Flores". El Tiempo (Colombia). Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Clan Flores fuera de la AN Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine.
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  15. ^ "Venezuela - Freedom on the Net 2015". Freedom House. Retrieved 2018-04-25. At least one YouTube user denounced receiving a takedown request, triggered by a privacy complaint, for a video of the president’s son dancing under a shower of dollar bills at a luxurious hotel. 
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  18. ^ "Maduro's son thinks the White House is in New York and that it's the US capital". Al Arabiya. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 
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  20. ^ "Polémica por un video del hijo de Maduro en el que baila entre billetes". Infobae. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Hijo de Maduro baila bajo lluvia de billetes". La Razón. 16 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "En video: el hijo de Nicolás Maduro baila en una 'lluvia' de billetes". El Tiempo. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Como el hijo de Maduro: Otros escándalos del chavismo". El Comercio. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Hijo de Maduro habla sobre su polémico baile y lo llama un "chisme"". El Nacional. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  25. ^ Batiz, César (10 June 2017). "Detienen a una mujer en Maracaibo por fotografiar a hijo de Maduro en una fiesta". El Pitazo. Retrieved 29 April 2018. 
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