Beatriz Paredes Rangel

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Beatriz Paredes
Beatrix Paredes Rangel 2012.jpg
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
In office
March 4, 2007 – March 4, 2011
Preceded by Mariano Palacios Alcocer
Succeeded by Humberto Moreira Valdés
Mexico Ambassador to Cuba
In office
February 6, 1993 – February 26, 1993
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Mario Moya Palencia
Succeeded by Carlos Tello Macías
Governor of Tlaxcala
In office
January 15, 1987 – April 11, 1992[1]
Preceded by Tulio Hernández Gómez[1]
Succeeded by Samuel Quiroz de la Vega[1]
Personal details
Born (1954-08-18) 18 August 1954 (age 62)
Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala
Nationality Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Occupation Politician

Beatriz Elena Paredes Rangel (born 18 August 1953 in Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala) is a Mexican politician who served as president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[2] She was the first woman to serve as Governor of Tlaxcala and the second woman to serve as a state governor in Mexican history.[3]

Paredes Rangel studied Sociology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) but never graduated.[4] She began her political career at the age of 21 as a Tlaxcala state deputy (1974–77) and then served as advisor for the Governor of Tlaxcala (1978–80). In 1982 she was appointed Undersecretary for Agrarian Reform and from 1987 to 1992 she served as Governor of Tlaxcala.[5] She has also served in the Chamber of Deputies, in the Senate and President Carlos Salinas appointed her Ambassador to Cuba in 1993.

In the 2006 Federal District election she ran for Head of Government (mayor) of Mexico City, representing an alliance of the PRI and the PVEM; she lost the election against Marcelo Ebrard.

Paredes has occupied different positions in the PRI, mostly representing the rural and indigenous wings of the party. She served as general secretary of the PRI and ran for the presidency of her party but lost to Roberto Madrazo. In 2007, she ran again for the party's presidency and won by a large margin. Paredes has also expressed her support for the recognition of same-sex unions in Mexico in 2010 after Mexico City legalized same sex marriage.[6]

On 5 October 2009 she publicly acknowledged her interest in running for President of Mexico in 2012 and her pro-choice stand on abortion issues.[2] She is currently the ambassador of Mexico in Brazil.[7] She is also a member of Washington D.C. based think tank the Inter-American Dialogue.


  1. ^ a b c "Galería de Gobernadores de Tlaxcala" (in Spanish). Gobierno de Tlaxcala. Archived from the original on 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Paredes admite que podría ser candidata en 2012". El Universal (in Spanish). Madrid. EFE. 2009-10-09. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  3. ^ "Beatriz Paredes" (PDF) (in Spanish). Asociación de Bancos de México. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  4. ^ Osorno, Juana (2010-06-16). "Beatriz Paredes quiere titularse" [Beatriz Paredes wants to graduate]. El Universal (in Spanish). Mexico City. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Panelist, The Changing Role of Political Parties: Beatriz Paredes Rangel". The University of Chicago International House. 2004. Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
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Political offices
Preceded by
Mariano Palacios Alcocer
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Succeeded by
Humberto Moreira Valdés
Preceded by
Tulio Hernández Gómez
Governor of Tlaxcala
Succeeded by
Samuel Quiroz de la Vega
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Mario Moya Palencia
Mexican Ambassador to Cuba
Succeeded by
Carlos Tello Macías