Nila Heredia

Nila Heredia Miranda
Minister of Health and Sports
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 May 2010
Preceded by Sonia Polo
Vice Minister of Health and Health Promotion
In office
February 2010 – 16 May 2010
Minister of Health and Sports
In office
January 2006 – January 2008
Succeeded by Wálter Selum
Personal details
Born 26 October 1959 (1959-10-26) (age 52)
Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian
Occupation Medical school docent, Administrator

Nila Heredia Miranda (born in Uyuni, Potosí) is a former medical school docent and administrator, former leftist militant, and Bolivia's Minister of Health and Sports, a position she has occupied twice.[1]

In the 1970s, Heredia was a member of the Revolutionary Workers' Party of Bolivia and the National Liberation Army during the dictatorship of Hugo Banzer.[2] She was seized by government forces on 2 April 1976, and according to a petition filed with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, tortured in the prefectural headquarters in Cochabamba and held in Viacha prison.[3]

References




Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • David Choquehuanca — (2006) David Choquehuanca Céspedes (born May 7, 1961, Omasuyos Province) is a Bolivian politician. He has served as the Foreign Minister of Bolivia since 23 January 2006.[1] Choquehuanca, who is an Aymara Indian, is an Aymara activist …   Wikipedia

  • Cabinet of Bolivia —     Cabinet of Bolivia Second Presidency of …   Wikipedia

  • Daniel Santalla — Torres Minister of Labour Incumbent Assumed office 2 June 2011 President Evo Morales Preceded by Félix Rojas Deput …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.