Elías Jaua

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Elías Jaua Milano
Elias Jaua, December 2011.jpg
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
In office
15 January 2013 – 2 September 2014
President Hugo Chávez
Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by Nicolás Maduro
Succeeded by Rafael Ramírez
Vice President of Venezuela
In office
27 January 2010 – 13 October 2012
President Hugo Chávez
Preceded by Ramón Carrizales
Succeeded by Nicolás Maduro
Minister of Agriculture
In office
29 January 2012 [1] – 13 October 2012
Preceded by Juan Carlos Loyo
Succeeded by Juan Carlos Loyo
In office
24 February 2006 – June 2010 [2]
Succeeded by Juan Carlos Loyo
Minister of Economy
In office
September 2003 – 2006
Secretary of the Presidency of Venezuela
In office
October 2000 – May 2001
Personal details
Born Elías José Jaua Milano
(1969-12-16) 16 December 1969 (age 47)
Caucagua, Miranda, Venezuela
Nationality Venezuelan

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


Jaua obtained a Sociology degree from the Central University of Venezuela. 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]


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 Constitutional Assembly election, being the Head of Venezuela's Presidential Commission for the Constituent Assembly.[6] Months later on 22 September 2017, Canada sanctioned Jaua due to rupture of Venezuela's constitutional order.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chavez appoints Jaua as new Minister of Agriculture and Lands". El Mundo. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile | Juan Carlos Loyo, a minister off from the land". 13 October 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "UPDATE 1-Venezuela's Chavez names Jaua as new vice president". Reuters. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Elías Jaua, nuevo VicePresidente de la República; Mata Figueroa, a MinDefensa". noticias24. 26 January 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Venezuelan Vice-President Maduro gives annual address". BBC World Service. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Venezuela-related Designations". United States Department of Treasury. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Venezuela sanctions". Government of Canada. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Canada sanctions 40 Venezuelans with links to political, economic crisis". The Globe and Mail. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ramón Carrizales
24th Vice President of Venezuela
27 January 2010 – 13 October 2012
Succeeded by
Nicolás Maduro
Preceded by
Nicolás Maduro
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
Rafael Ramírez