Héctor Aguilar Camín (born July 9, 1946 in Chetumal) is a Mexican writer, journalist and historian.
Aguilar Camín graduated from the Ibero-American University with a bachelor's degree in information sciences and techniques and received a doctorate's degree in history from El Colegio de México. In 1986 he received Mexico's Cultural Journalism National Award and three years later he received a scholarship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation while he was working as a researcher for the National Institute of Anthropology and History.
As a journalist, he has written for La Jornada (which he also co-edited), Unomásuno and currently for Milenio. He edited Nexos, one of the leading cultural magazines in the country, hosted Zona abierta, a weekly current-affairs show on national television.
He has worked as a researcher at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) was editorial director Cal y Arena, has written articles for prestigious publications like La Jornada. In 1998 he received the Literature Award for his book Mazatlan: A breath in the river. The jury was then described as a one historian, bright. He is remarried to Angeles Mastretta and has three sons.