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Here's a look at the life ofPresident Nicolás Maduro.
Birth date: November 23, 1962
Birth place: Caracas, Venezuela
Birth name: Nicolás Maduro Moros
Father: Nicolás Maduro García
Mother: Teresa de Jesús Moros
Marriage: Cilia Flores
Children: Nicolás Jr.
for Caracas Metro and belonged to the transit union.
Maduro campaigned forrelease from prison for the 1992 attempted coup to overthrow President Carlos Andres Perez.
After Chavez's release, Maduro helped him found the political party Fifth Republic Movement.
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1999 - Maduro is elected to the National Constituent Assembly, the body convened to draft a new constitution.
2000 - Is elected to the National Assembly, the country's legislative branch of government
2005-2006 - Serves as Speaker of the National Assembly.
2006-2013 - Serves as foreign minister.
October 12, 2012 - Is selected by President Chavez to serve as vice president.
December 9, 2012 - Facing his fourth surgery for cancer, Chavez endorses Maduro to succeed him.
March 8, 2013 -
April 14, 2013 -. Maduro's opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski demands a recount.
April 17, 2013 -
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April 19, 2013 -
September 30, 2013 -He claims they were involved in a widespread power outage earlier in the month. "Get out of Venezuela," he says, listing several names. "Yankee go home. Enough abuses already."
February 12, 2014 -attract global attention when three people are killed. Major social and economic problems have fueled the protests, with some blaming the government for those problems.
February 20, 2014 - Venezuela revokes press credentials for CNN journalists in the country and denies them for other CNN journalists entering the country, following Maduro's announcement thatif it did not "rectify" its coverage of anti-government protests, calling it war propaganda.
February 21, 2014 - Maduro calls forto "accept the challenge" of holding direct talks with Venezuela.
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February 22, 2014 - Venezuela reissues press credentials for CNN journalists in the country.
January 15, 2016 - Following the release of years of economic data,
May 1, 2017 -paving the way for changes in the constitution that will reshape the legislature and redefine his executive powers.
May 13, 2016 -which expands on the economic emergency he declared in January.
October 30, 2016 -with political opponents for the first time in two years.
July 30, 2017 -Amid clashes between police and protestors, at least six people are killed. Although Maduro claims victory, opposition leaders say the vote is fraudulent.
July 31, 2017 -and bars US citizens from dealing with him. This comes a day after elections are held for a new lawmaking body.
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January 24, 2018 - Announces he will run for re-election.
May 20, 2018 -Voter turnout falls to 46%, down from an 80% participation rate in 2013. The next day,
August 4, 2018 -The next day, the interior minister announces that six people have been arrested in connection with the attack. Maduro is not injured.
August 5, 2018 -after the apparent assassination attempt on Maduro.
September 8, 2018 -reports secret meetings between US officials and Venezuelan military officers planning a coup against Maduro.
September 17, 2018 -also known as Salt Bae, in the midst of a food crisis.
September 25, 2018 -on Maduro's wife and three other members of his inner circle, as an attempt to weaken his grip on power.
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September 26, 2018 -calling the humanitarian crisis in his country a "fabrication." He accuses the United States and its Latin American allies of "trying to put their hands in our country."
October 8, 2018 -Intelligence officials say the death was a suicide.
January 10, 2019 -although most democratic countries in the region refuse to recognize him as president. The Organization of American States says its member nations voted 19-6, with eight abstentions, to not recognize the legitimacy of Maduro's government.
January 23, 2019 - Juan Guaido, who leads the National Assembly,amid anti-government protests. Following Guaido's announcement, says that the United States recognizes him as the legitimate president. Maduro accuses the United States of backing an attempted coup and gives US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.
April 30, 2019 - During a live televised address,by Trump and national security adviser John Bolton. tells CNN that , but Russians convinced him to stay. A spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry says Pompeo's claim is false.
July 4, 2019 - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights publishes a report highly critical of the Maduro regime. Based on research conducted January 2018 to May 2019, the report "highlights patterns of violations directly and indirectly affecting all human rights." Responding a few days later, Maduro says the report contains manipulations and inaccurate data.
March 26, 2020 -. Federal prosecutors in New York's Southern District, Miami and Washington, DC, allege the officials are the leaders of the so-called Cartel de los Soles and coordinate with the Colombian rebel group FARC to traffic cocaine to the United States.
May 4, 2020 - In a live address on state television,He identifies the captured Americans as Luke Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41. He shows what he claims are the US passports and driver's licenses of the men, along with their ID cards from Silvercorp, a Florida-based security services company. On August 8, the men are sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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