Leopoldo López


Birthday April 29, 1971

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Venezuela

Age 52 years old

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After serving from 2000 to 2008 as Mayor of Chacao, this Venezuelan politician founded and led a national, progressive political party known as Voluntad Popular (Popular Will).

Before Fame

After earning a degree in sociology from Kenyon College (in Ohio, U.S.A), he received a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University.


He was arrested for his role in the 2014 Venezuelan protests. Both the United Nations and Amnesty International spoke out against the arrest, calling it an unjust political maneuver.

Family Life

He married human rights activist Lilian Tintori in 2007; they had a son named Leopoldo Santiago and a daughter named Manuela Rafaela.

Associated With

He was born into a prominent political family: his great-great-great grandfather, Cristobal Mendoza, was the first President of the First Republic of Venezuela, and his great-great-great uncle, Simon Bolivar, was President of both the Second and Third Republics of Venezuela.