Birth Name: Nicolás Maduro Moros
Place of Birth: Caracas, Venezuela
Date of Birth: November 23, 1962
Ethnicity: Venezuelan and Colombian [both including African, Indigenous, and Spanish], Sephardi Jewish
Nicolás Maduro is a Venezuelan politician. He has been President of Venezuela, since 5 March, 2013. He has also been President of the National Assembly, from 5 January, 2005 to 7 August, 2006, Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 9 August, 2006 to 15 January, 2013, Vice President of Venezuela, from 13 October, 2012 to 5 March, 2013, President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations, from 23 April, 2016 to 21 April, 2017, and Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement, from 17 September, 2016 to 25 October, 2019.
He is the son of Teresa de Jesús Moros, a Colombian, from Cúcuta, and Nicolás Jesús Maduro Garcia, a Venezuelan trade unionist. He is married to lawyer and politician Cilia Flores, who has been President of the National Assembly, from 15 August, 2006 to 5 January, 2011, and Attorney General of Venezuela, from 25 January, 2012 to 11 March, 2013. He has a son, politician Nicolás Maduro Guerra, with his former wife Adriana Guerra Angulo.
He was raised Catholic. He also follows the teachings of guru Sathya Sai Baba.
One source states that Nicolás’ father was also Colombian. However, he was actually born in San José de la Costa, Falcón, Venezuela. Also, Nicolás’ paternal grandmother, María Presentación García, has been reported as born in Pamplona, Norte de Santander, Colombia. However, she was actually born in Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón, Venezuela.
Nicolás’ paternal family ancestry is said to be of part Sephardi Jewish origin. They are said to trace their migration to Venezuela from Curaçao, and prior to that Holland (Netherlands), ultimately coming from the Netherlands’ community of Spanish and Portuguese Jews (i.e. Western Sephardi).
Nicolás’ paternal grandfather was named Nicolás Maduro (the son of David Maduro).
Nicolás paternal grandmother was named María Presentación García.
Nicolás’ maternal grandfather was Pablo Antonio Moros Rodríguez (the son of Rafael Moros and Natividad Rodríguez). Rafael was the son of Faustino Moros.
Nicolás’ maternal grandmother was Adelina Acevedo Escalante (the daughter of José María Acevedo and Simona Escalante). José María was the son of Alejandra Acevedo. Simona was the daughter of María del Tránsito Escalante.
Family history of Nicolás Maduro – http://genealogiacolombiana.com
Baptismal record of Nicolás’ mother – https://familysearch.org