Héctor Aguilar Camín

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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.[1] He is remarried to Angeles Mastretta and has three sons.

Selected books[edit]

  • Morir en el golfo (1985, novel)
  • Historia gráfica de México (1989, with Lorenzo Meyer).
  • La guerra de Galio (1990, novel)
  • Las mujeres de Adriano (2002, novel)
  • Mandatos del corazón (2003, novel)


  1. ^ "Person Information". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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