Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios

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Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios
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54th Governor of Veracruz
In office
December 1, 1986 – December, 1988
Preceded by Agustín Acosta Lagunes
Succeeded by Dante Delgado Rannauro
Personal details
Born (1927-10-26)October 26, 1927
Alto Lucero, Veracruz
Died October 30, 2000(2000-10-30) (aged 73)
Mexico City
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Profession Captain

Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios (October 26, 1927 – October 30, 2000) was a prominent and controversial Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was in charge of the Dirección Federal de Seguridad secret police at the midst of the dirty war (1964 – 1970), served as governor of Veracruz (1986 – 1988) and as Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Gutiérrez Barrios was born in Veracruz, Veracruz. His parents were Fernando Gutiérrez Ferrer and Ana María Barrios. He graduated from the Colegio Militar military academy in 1947 and joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 1950.

Source: Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano, Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1992

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Preceded by
Agustín Acosta Laguna
Governor of Veracruz
1986 - 1988
Succeeded by
Dante Delgado Rannauro