Lilian Adriana Tintori Parra (Caracas, 5 May 1978), is a Venezuelan human rights activist and the wife of Leopoldo López, a politician sentenced in 2015 to nearly 14 years in prison for “inciting violence” during street protests the year before. She has also led groups who have opposed the government of Venezuela.
Tintori was born in Caracas, Venezuela on May 5, 1978. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education with a minor in Political Communications from the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Tintori is a former television host for RCTV and Televen, a former radio personality for La Mega, Hot 94 and Ateneo 100.7 and Venezuela’s 2003 Kitesurfing National Champion. She is also the founder of the Porkite Foundation, which works to provide kitesurfing gear to unprivileged kitesurfers.
In May 2007, Tintori married Leopoldo López. The couple have a daughter (b. 2009) and a son (b. 2013).
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.
Awards and honors
- 2003 – Venezuelan Kitesurfing National Champion
- 2014 – Honor of Merit, Freedom and DeqFacy at the 6th World Summit for Communication Policy in Mexico “for her struggle for human rights and democracy in Venezuela and Latin America”.