Elena Frías de Chávez

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Elena Frías de Chávez
First Lady of Barinas
In office
Personal details
Born Elena Frías
1935 (age 81–82)
Relations Hugo Chávez (son - deceased)
Adán Chávez son
Aníbal José Chávez Frías (son - deceased)
Hugo de los Reyes Chávez husband

Elena Frías de Chávez (born 1935) is the mother of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, Aníbal José Chávez Frías and Adán Chávez. She is the former First Lady of the state of Barinas and wife of Governor Hugo de los Reyes Chávez.[1] She grew up in the village of San Hipólito, close to the capital city of Barinas, and met her husband, Hugo de los Reyes Chávez, when she was 16 and he was 19 and working as a rural schoolteacher. She has raised 6 sons, including Hugo, her second born.[2]


  1. ^ SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany (20 November 2008). "Venezuelan State Elections: Pressure Mounts for Entire Chavez Clan". SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Hugo Chávez: The Definitive Biography of Venezuela's Controversial President, Cristina Marcano & Alberto Barrera Tyszka. Translated by Kristina Cordero. New York: Random House, 2007. ISBN 978-0-679-45666-7