Joaquín Gamboa Pascoe

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Joaquín Gamboa Pascoe (May 30, 1922 – January 7, 2016) was a Mexican trade union leader and politician.


He had a degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Gamboa Pascoe was the secretary general of the Federal District Federation of Workers (in Spanish: Federación de Trabajadores del Distrito Federal, FTDF) and since August 9, 2005 he was the current secretary general of the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM), the largest confederation of labor unions in the country.

Gamboa Pascoe was elected to the Senate in the mid-1970s, representing the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He ran for reelection in 1988 but lost his bid against Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, a left-wing politician. He has also served in the Chamber of Deputies.

Gamboa Pascoe died on January 7, 2016, aged 93.

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Preceded by
Leonardo Rodríguez Alcaine
Secretary General of the Confederation of Mexican Workers