Nila Heredia

Nila Heredia Miranda
Minister of Health and Sports
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]


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