María Corina Machado

María Corina Machado

Born Oct 7, 1967

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1967 Birth Machado was born 7 October 1967 as the "eldest of four daughters of a steel entrepreneur and an accomplished psychologist". … Read More


1992 24 Years Old In 1992 Machado - a mother of three - started Fundación Atenea (Atenea Foundation), a foundation using private donations to care for orphaned and delinquent Caracas street children; she also served as chair of the Oportunitas Foundation.
1993 25 Years Old After working in the auto industry in Valencia she moved in 1993 to Caracas. … Read More


2001 33 Years Old According to The Washington Post, the founding of Venezuelan volunteer civil organization Súmate resulted from a hurried encounter between Machado and Alejandro Plaz in a hotel lobby in 2001, where they shared their concern about the course that was being shaped for Venezuela. … Read More
2004 36 Years Old In 2004, Súmate led a petition drive for a constitutional presidential recall of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. … Read More
The Wall Street Journal in 2005 said Machado faced conspiracy charge stemming from the $31,000 grant from the NED for "non-partisan educational work".
2006 38 Years Old Machado and Plaz were invited to meet with National Assembly legislators in August 2006 for an investigation about Súmate's funding, but were denied access to the hearing, although they say they received two letters requesting their presence. … Read More


In February 2010, Machado resigned from Súmate and announced her candidacy for the National Assembly of Venezuela, representing Miranda (Chacao, Baruta, El Hatillo and the Parroquia Leoncio Martínez de Sucre) as a Justice First (Primero Justicia) party member of the Coalition for Democratic Unity (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática – MUD) in opposition to Chávez's party, United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela – PSUV). … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Machado announced the launch of her pre-candidacy for the 2012 presidential primary elections. … Read More
…  She was the founder, former vice president, and former president of the Venezuelan volunteer civil organization Súmate, along with Alejandro Plaz, and a pre-candidate for the 2012 Venezuelan presidential elections. … Read More
2013 45 Years Old At a rally on 16 November 2013 showing support for the opposition party during municipal elections, Machado and other politicians were attacked, allegedly by government supporters, with stones and fireworks.
During the 2014 Venezuelan protests, Machado was one of the lead figures in organizing protests against the government of Nicolás Maduro.
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