Jorge Castañeda y Álvarez de la Rosa

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Jorge Castañeda
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Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
April 1979 – 30 November 1982
President José López Portillo
Preceded by Santiago Roel García
Succeeded by Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor
Personal details
Born 1 October 1921
Mexico City
Died 11 December 1997
Mexico City
Political party PRI
Alma mater UNAM
Profession Lawyer, Diplomat

Jorge Castañeda y Álvarez de la Rosa (1 October 1921 – 11 December 1997) was a Mexican diplomat. He served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs from April 1979 to 30 November 1982, during the administration of José López Portillo. He was the father of Jorge Castañeda Gutman, who later also served as Foreign Secretary from 2000 to 2003.

Born in Mexico City, Castañeda y Álvarez studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he also later lectured, along with teaching positions at the Colegio de México and the Escuela Libre de Derecho. In addition to his term as foreign secretary, he also served as ambassador to France, Egypt, and the United Nations.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Santiago Roel García
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
1979–1982
Succeeded by
Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor