Henrique Capriles Radonski
is a Venezuelan politician
. From 2000 until 2008, Capriles was the mayor of Baruta Municipality
; he launched his candidacy for the Miranda state
government in 2008. In November 2008, Capriles was elected the new Governor of Miranda, defeating Diosdado Cabello
Henrique Capriles was born in Caracas on July 11, 1972. He studied law at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
and became a specialist in Commerce Law in 1994. He took courses in Tax Law at the Central University of Venezuela
Capriles has also taken courses at the IBFD International Tax Academy in Amsterdam
, the Centro Interamericano de Administradores Tributarios in Viterbo
, and Columbia University
in New York. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association
, as well as the World Association of Young Jurors and the Committee of Taxes of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Venamcham). Capriles has worked in the public and private sector, including Nevett & Mezquita Abogados, Seniat, Hoet, Pelaez, Castillo & Duue (a law firm).
Capriles is Catholic (his mother was Jewish).
Henrique Capriles was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of Venezuela
in December 1998, representing the party COPEI
and becoming the youngest... Read More