Jacqueline Faría

Wayback Machine Caracas CANTV
Jacqueline Faría Pineda
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Minister of Popular Power for Communication and Information
In office
October 13, 2014 – April 28, 2015[1]
PresidentNicolás Maduro
Preceded byDelcy Rodríguez
Succeeded byDesirée Santos Amaral
1st Head of Government of the Venezuelan Capital District
In office
April 2009 – October 13, 2014
PresidentHugo Chávez
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byErnesto Villegas
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
In office
January 2005[2] – January 2007[3]
PresidentHugo Chávez
Preceded byAna Elisa Osorio
Succeeded byYubirí Ortega
Personal details
Political partyPSUV

Jacqueline Faría is a Venezuelan politician. She was the head of the state mobile phone company Movilnet[4] Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (2005–2007), and head of Caracas' water company, Hidrocapital.[2] She is a hydraulic civil engineer by profession.[5]


After the election of Antonio Ledezma as Metropolitan Mayor of Caracas, the Venezuelan National Assembly passed a Capital District Law on April 30, 2009 that transferred most functions, funding, and personnel to the control of Jacqueline Faría, an official directly appointed by Hugo Chavez. A legal challenge was filed and a request was filed with the National Electoral Council to hold a referendum, but these did not stop the transfer. Opponents of Chavez described the move as a deliberate negation of the popular vote, while supporters described the political and budgetary reorganization as an "act of justice" for Libertador Bolivarian Municipality, the largest and poorest of the five municipalities making up Caracas.[6]

In 2009 Faría was also for a time President of the state telephone company CANTV.[7][8]


After the Mother of All Marches on 19 April 2017, where opposition protesters had to leap into the sewage-filled Guaire River in Caracas in order to flee barrages of tear gas, a Twitter user asked Faría where the $14 billion supposedly invested into the Guaire River went, with the Faría stating "They were completely invested, but ask your people who had a tasteful bath!"[9] As the 2017 Venezuelan protests intensified, demonstrators began using "Puputovs", a play on words of Molotov Cocktail, with glass devices filled with excrement being thrown at authorities after Faría mocked protesters who had to crawl through the Guaire River.[10][11]


  1. ^ http://jacquelinefaria.psuv.org.ve/biografia-jacqueline-faria/#.WWsDncaZO-o
  2. ^ a b Venezuelanalysis.com, 25 July 2005, The Many Tasks of Environmental Protection in Venezuela
  3. ^ ventanabolivariana.org, 8 January 2007, Otorgados reconocimientos a ministros salientes y al vicepresidente Rodríguez Archived 2012-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ El Universal, 16 April 2009, Jacqueline Faria sworn in as head of government of the Capital District Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Venezuelanalysis.com, 16 April 2009, Venezuelan President Designates New Caracas Head and Communications Minister
  6. ^ Jeremy Morgan (2009-05-30). "Caracas Metromayor's 'Political Defenestration' All But Complete in Venezuela". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ El Universal, 15 May 2009, Capital District Governor Jacqueline Faria appointed new president of CANTV[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ CANTV, Presidentes de Cantv Archived 2013-01-19 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Jacqueline Faría: Recursos para el Guaire "se invirtieron completicos, si no pregunta a tu gente que se bañó sabroso"". Aporrea.org (in Spanish). 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Venezuela: qué son las bombas "puputov" que desde las redes proponen utilizar contra la policía". La Nación. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Las #Puputov son TT… tal vez a Jacqueline Faría le parezca "sabroso"". La Patilla (in Spanish). 8 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.