Hugo Chávez

VIENNA - MAY 11: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez greets a crowd

Chávez in 2006, photo by NorthfotoBP/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías

Place of Birth: 28 July, 1954

Date of Birth: Sabaneta, Venezuela

Date of Death: 5 March, 2013

Place of Death: Caracas, Venezuela

Ethnicity: Venezuelan [Indigenous, Spanish, African, including Mandinka, Basque], small amounts of Italian and Indigenous Mexican

Hugo Chávez was a Venezuelan politician. He was the 64th President of Venezuela, from 2 February, 1999 to 12 April, 2002, and again from 14 April, 2002 to 5 March, 2013, his death. He was also De facto President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, from 24 March, 2007 to 5 March, 2013.

He was the son of Elena Frías Pérez de Chávez and Hugo de los Reyes Chávez, who was Governor of Barinas from 1998 to 2008. He had three children with his former wife Nancy Colmenares; and a daughter with his former wife, journalist Marisabel Rodríguez de Chávez.

He had said:

They say that “La Negra” (The Black) Inés, my great-grandmother, was the daughter of an African who went through those plains, not that they say, it’s true, because when a hundred people say the same thing in a small town, it’s true. I know the name of that African grandfather, who was from the Mandingas (Mandinka), so I ended up being a Mandinga (Mandinka), “La Negra” was the mother of my grandmother Rosa Inés Chávez, who was a mix of Indigenous and African. Because, look!, my grandmother Rosa Inés’ father was an Italian who got up to “La Negra” Inés and they lived together for a while, they had Rosa Inés and Ramón Chávez, I remember him.

Hugo’s paternal grandparents were José Rafael Saavedra and Rosa Inés Chávez.

Hugo’s maternal grandfather was Rafael Infante (the son of Pedro Rafael Pérez Delgado and Claudina Infante). Hugo’s grandfather Rafael was born in Sabaneta, Alberto Arvelo Torrealba, Barinas, Venezuela. Pedro was the son of Pedro Pérez Pérez and Josefa Delgado. Claudina was the daughter of Sevedro Infante.

Hugo’s maternal grandmother was Benita Frías Frías (the daughter of Juan Pablo Frías and Marta Frías). Juan Pablo was the son of Eloy Unda y Márquez de Estrada, who was of part Basque and likely remote Indigenous Mexican descent (through his own paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Francisco de Moctezuma); and of Eliza Frías. Marta was the daughter of Genaro Frías.

Source: Genealogy Hugo Chávez – https://www.geni.com

2 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    He had said: http://www.cuentosdelaranero.org.ve/la-negra-ines/
    “They say that “La Negra” (The Black) Inés, my great-grandmother, was the daughter of an African who went through those plains, not that they say, it’s true, because when a hundred people say the same thing in a small town, it’s true. I know the name of that African grandfather, who was from the Mandingas (Mandinka), so I ended up being a Mandinga (Mandinka), “La Negra” was the mother of my grandmother Rosa Inés Chávez, who was a mix of Indigenous and African. Because, look!, my grandmother Rosa Inés’ father was an Italian who got up to “La Negra” Inés and they lived together for a while, they had Rosa Inés and Ramón Chávez, I remember him.”

    That means, he was also of Italian (which is away from Venezuelan), and his African ancestry included Mandinka.

    Benita’s maternal family name is also Frías.

    Juan Pablo was the son of Eloy Unda y Márquez de Estrada, who was of part Basque and likely remote Indigenous Mexican descent (through his own paternal great-great-great-grandfather Francisco de Moctezuma), and of Eliza Frías. Marta’s surname is Frías, and was the daughter of Genaro Frías.

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