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Caracas, Venezuela

Leopoldo Lopez (m. 2007)

Human rights activists

Lilian Tintori


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5 May 1978 (age 46) Caracas, Venezuela (

Alma mater
Andres Bello Catholic University


Leopoldo Santiago Lopez, Manuela Rafaela Lopez

Central University of Venezuela, Andres Bello Catholic University

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Early life and education

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In 2001, Tintori was part of the reality TV Show Robinson: La Gran Aventura. The show was a big success in Venezuela. Even though Tintori did not win, this experience helped her build a career in the entertainment industry. Tintori was a television host for RCTV and Televen, a former radio personality for La Mega, Hot 94 and Ateneo 100.7. Eventually, Tintori's face was seen on billboards in Venezuela. The Atlantic described her as "a celebrity in her home country, famed for her looks and charisma".

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Tintori was Venezuela's 2003 Kitesurfing National Champion and is the founder of the Porkite Foundation, which works to provide kitesurfing gear to unprivileged kitesurfers. Tintori is also an ambassador for the Socieven Association, which works to raise awareness of the plight of the deaf and blind. She also works with the BFC Foundation for its violence against women campaign and with the Young Foundation for Human Rights.

Human rights

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Following the arrest of her husband during the 2014 Venezuelan protests, Tintori became a face of Venezuela's opposition movement. In an op-ed for The Washington Post, she denied interest in politics while telling The Atlantic that "Leopoldo is the politician ... I’m a human-rights activist, a Venezuelan, a mother, and a victim myself, and I’m very close to the victims of my country". She traveled internationally to meet with individuals such as United States vice president Joe Biden, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy and Pope Francis, to seek assistance with the releasing her husband and other political prisoners in Venezuela.

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President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro sees Tintori as a threat and has called for her work to be "neutralized" and described her as a "terrorist". According to Tintori, Venezuelan authorities often follow her and intimidate her daily. While visiting her husband López in prison, she, as well as her mother-in-law, have been forced to undergo "intimate" strip searches by Venezuelan authorities, with Tintori's children present at times.

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On 2 September 2017, she was prevented from leaving for Europe, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to tweet his support.

Personal life

In May 2007, Tintori married Leopoldo López. The couple have a daughter, Manuela Rafaela López Tintori (b. 2009) and a son, Leopoldo Santiago López Tintori (b. 2013).

Awards and honors

  • 2003 – Venezuelan Kitesurfing National Champion
  • 2014 – Honor of Merit, Freedom and Democracy at the 6th World Summit for Communication Policy in Mexico "for her struggle for human rights and democracy in Venezuela and Latin America".
  • References

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