Juan Carlos Ruizio Macías is Deputy Head of State of the Territorial Republic of Nentia as of early 2005. He was appointed by the Head of State, John Tripham-Groves,Jr., in 1998. His term is likely to end sometime later in 2006. He hails from Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was born in Belo Horizonte in 1955. Macías is a member Liberal Expansionist Party of Nentia. He is seen by some as a threat to the independence of the individual islands which make up the Republic of Nentia.