Miguel Alemán Velasco
|Miguel Alemán Velasco|
|57th Governor of Veracruz|
December 1, 1998 – November 30, 2004
|Preceded by||Patricio Chirinos Calero|
|Succeeded by||Fidel Herrera|
March 18, 1932 |
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party|
Alemán Velasco is the son of former Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés and Beatriz Velasco Mendoza and holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is married to former Miss Universe and actress Christiane Magnani and has three daughters and a son: Claudia, Mónica, Carla and Miguel Alemán Magnani. When Alemán Velasco sold his stakes at Televisa, his son acquired them and is now the owner of Interjet, a low-fares airline.
In 1952, Alemán backed as his successor the minister of the interior Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, who pledged a more balanced national development. But Alemán remained a political force, the focal point for more conservative elements in the party and for the new middle-class banking, industrial, and commercial interests which had risen to power in Mexico. As president of the National Tourism Council, he played a major role in the development of the resort town of acapulco and the promotion of the 1968 Olympics.
He sought his party's nomination for the 2006 presidential election during the first months of 2005.
There have been campaign biographies and some journalistic publications on Alemán but no scholarly study. The best work is George S. Wise, El México de Alemán (1952). Useful material is contained in Oscar Lewis's chapter "Mexico since Cárdenas" in Richard N. Adams and others, Social Change in Latin America Today (1960); in Howard F. Cline, Mexico: Revolution to Evolution, 1940-1960 (1962); and in Frank Brandenburg, The Making of Modern Mexico (1964). General discussions of the Alemán administration may be found in Harry Bernstein, Modern and Contemporary Latin America (1952); in Hubert Herring, A History of Latin America (1955; 3d ed. 1968); and in Helen Miller Bailey and Abraham P. Nasatir, Latin America: The Development of Its Civilization (1960; 2d ed. 1968).
- (Spanish) esmas.com: Miguel Aleman
- (Spanish) Official website
- (Spanish) Revista Líderes Mexicanos: Miguel Alemán
- (Spanish) Miguel Aleman
Patricio Chirinos Calero
|Governor of Veracruz
1998 - 2004