Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza

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Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza
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Mexico Ambassador to United States
Assumed office
14 January 2013
President Enrique Peña Nieto
Preceded by Arturo Sarukhán
Attorney General (Mexico)
In office
1 December 2006 – 7 September 2009
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by Daniel Cabeza de Vaca
Succeeded by Arturo Chávez Chávez
Secretary of Public Safety (Mexico)
In office
28 September 2005 – 30 November 2006
President Vicente Fox
Preceded by Ramón Martín Huerta
Succeeded by Genaro García Luna
Personal details
Born (1957-01-30) 30 January 1957 (age 57)
Mexico City[1]
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
Occupation Lawyer and politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Eduardo Tomás Medina-Mora Icaza (born on 30 January 1957 in Mexico City) is a Mexican lawyer who served as Attorney-General in the cabinet of President Felipe Calderón from 1 December 2006 to 7 September 2009[2] and as Secretary of Public Safety from 2005 to 2006 in the cabinet of President Vicente Fox.[1] He previously served as head of the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN) from December 2000 to September 2005.[1]

In 2009 President Calderon sent to the upper house of the Congress the designation of Medina-Mora as Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Medina-Mora was confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador on 12 November 2009 with 84 votes in his favour and 7 abstentions. No votes against his designation were received.[3]

On 23 February 2010, Medina-Mora presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace accrediting him as Mexico's representative to the United Kingdom. The Ambassador attended the ceremony accompanied by his wife, Laura and officials from the Mexican Embassy.[4]

Medina-Mora is currently the Mexican ambassador to the United States presenting his credentials to President Barack Obama on 14 January 2013.

Top Gear controversy[edit]

Following a broadcast of the television programme Top Gear on 30 January 2011, during which the presenters made several derogatory slurs depicting a stereotypical portrayal of Mexican culture and people, Medina-Mora wrote to the BBC about comments made by Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May about himself and Mexico, demanding a public apology from the BBC.

Political views[edit]

Contrary to certain reports, Medina-Mora is not and has never been affiliated with any political party.


  1. ^ a b c "Eduardo Medina Mora". Presidencia de la República (Mexico). 22 January 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Barrera, Adriana; O'Boyle, Michael (7 September 2009). "Mexico removes attorney general to revamp drug war". Reuters. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Senators vote for Medina Mora". 12 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "H.M. Queen Elizabeth II received the Letters of Credence of Ambassador Eduardo Medina-Mora". 5 November 2010.