Ethel Ana del Rosario Jara Velásquez (born May 11, 1968) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician who was Prime Minister of Peru from July 2014 until April 2015.
In 2011, she was elected congresswoman, representing to the Peruvian Nationalist Party. She was Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations from 2011 to 2014. She was the President of Council of Ministers of Peru, from July 22, 2014 until April 2, 2015.
Ana Jara was born in Ica. She studied law and political science at the Saint Aloysius Gonzaga National University located in the same city. In the Graduate School of the university studies culminated LL.M., majoring in civil and commercial matters, and started her PhD in Law. In 1998, she began working as a notary public in Ica.
In 2011, she was elected Congresswoman of the Republic of Peru, representing the Peruvian Nationalist Party in Ica, the same party won the presidential election.
On December 11, 2011, Ana Jara sworn in as Minister of Women and Social Development. She remained in front of this Ministry until February 24, 2014, when sworn in as Minister of Labour and Employment Promotion. Following the resignation of Premier René Cornejo went on to chair the Council of Ministers. Her swearing ceremony was held on July 22, 2014.
On March 31, 2015, The Peruvian Congress voted 72 to 42 to censure Jara and her cabinet for spying against lawmakers, reporters, business leaders and other citizens, which removes Jara as Prime Minister.