Ángel Aguirre Rivero

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Ángel Aguirre Rivero
Ángel Aguirre.jpg
Governor of Guerrero
In office
1 April 2011 – 23 October 2014
Preceded by Zeferino Torreblanca
Succeeded by Rogelio Ortega Martinez
Personal details
Born (1956-04-21) 21 April 1956 (age 58)
Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
Political party PRI Party (Mexico).svg PRI (1984–2010)
PRD Party (Mexico).svg PRD (2010–present)
Spouse(s) Laura del Rocío Herrera
Profession Economist

Ángel Heladio Aguirre Rivero (born 21 April 1956) is a Mexican politician affiliated to the PRD, formerly to the PRI, who served as Governor of Guerrero from 2011 until he stepped down October 23, 2014.[1] He has been a member of both the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate[2] and served as interin Governor of Guerrero between 1996 and 1999.

Political career[edit]

Angel Aguirre Rivero took a degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he also served as professor in the same faculty. In 1991 he was postulated and elected as Deputy for the Sixth Federal Electoral District of Guerrero to the LV Legislature of the Mexican Congress from 1991 to 1994, from 1993 to 1996 was also President of the PRI in the State of Guerrero.

On 12 March 1996, the then governor of Guerrero, Rubén Figueroa Alcocer, requested to leave his post due to the Aguas Blancas massacre, where peasants were murdered by agents of the state police at the ford of Aguas Blancas, municipality of Coyuca de Benitez, the same day the Congress of Guerrero Governor appointed him as a substitute, finishing the constitutional period until 31 March 1999.

In 2003 he was elected again as Deputy for the LIX Legislature representing Guerrero. In 2006 he was nominated as a candidate for Senator for the PRI in the first formula of the candidatures, being second in the election and therefore occupying the seat of "First minority".[3]

On 25 August 2010 he announces that leaves his membership to the PRI and becomes the candidate for governor of Guerrero by the PRD.,[4] subsequently winning the January 30, 2011 elections.[5] and taking office on 1 April.


  1. ^ Wilkinson, Tracy (23 October 2014). "Mexico governor steps down over missing students". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Perfil del legislador". Legislative Information System. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ángel Aguirre Rivero". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ángel Aguirre, precandidato del DIA en Guerrero". El Universal. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Programa de resulatdos electorales". Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

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Preceded by
Zeferino Torreblanca
Governor of Guerrero
2011 — 2014
Succeeded by
Rogelio Ortega Martinez