Nicolás Maduro was born on November 23, 1962, in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro worked as a bus driver before being named foreign minister of his home country in 2006. Nicolás Maduro officially entered politics in the late ’90s. Maduro campaigned for Hugo Chavez’s release 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. After Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won a third term in October 2012, he selected Maduro to serve as vice president. Read Nicolás Maduro Moros biography and profile.
Born in Sabaneta, Venezuela, on July 28, 1954, Hugo Chávez (Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías) attended the Venezuelan military academy and served as an army officer before participating in an effort to overthrow the government in 1992, for which he was sentenced to two years in prison. Continue reading Hugo Chavez Biography and Profile.