Manlio Fabio Beltrones

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Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera
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Governor of Sonora
In office
October 22, 1991 – September 12, 1997
Preceded by Rodolfo Felix Valdez
Succeeded by Armando López Nogales
Personal details
Born (1952-08-30) August 30, 1952 (age 64)
Benito Juárez, Sonora
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Alma mater UNAM
Profession Economist

Manlio Fabio Beltrones Rivera (Villa Juárez, Sonora; August 30, 1952) is a Mexican economist and elected official, member of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) party, and a federal deputy since September 1, 2012.[1] He was the president of the Senate[2] during its 2006-2007 session and was reelected to that position for the 2010-2011 term. He served as governor of Sonora[3] from October 22, 1991 to September 12, 1997. He served two terms as federal deputy. From 2015 to June 2016, he was the president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.


From an early age, Beltrones entered public life. He joined the PRI at 18, while studying economics at the UNAM.[4] In addition to his electoral posts, he was president of the PRI's state committee in Sonora (Presidente del Comité Directivo Estatal del PRI); Secretary of Government (Secretario de Gobierno); undersecretary of the federal Interior Ministry (Subsecretario de Gobernación) and Secretary General of the PRI's most influential membership branch, Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Populares, or CNOP.

In 1981, Beltrones married Sylvia Sánchez. The two have one daughter, Sylvana Beltrones Sánchez, a proportional representation federal deputy for the PRI. She is married to Pablo Escudero Morales, a Green Party senator.[4]

At the age of 39, he became governor of his native state. His term was distinguished by construction of public projects in the state, even though the nation was going through a period of austerity. Finances in the state were the first to be audited and certified by professional auditing firms. In Sonora, he is particularly remembered for presiding over the creation of a new charter at the Universidad de Sonora. He has been an advocate of what is called the "new architecture of the Mexican state", a system under which all parties—as well as the Mexican public—have a voice in day-to-day policy-making. Beltrones has stated repeatedly that there can be no "untouchable" topics in Mexico's political arena and that the country deserves and requires a political class that encourages competitive policies that permit the country to prosper.

2012 presidential elections[edit]

Since 2010, it was speculated nationwide that he was going to seek his party's nomination for the 2012 presidential election. In 2011 various polls showed Beltrones leading the field of presidential candidates for 2012 Mexican presidential elections.[5][6] However, on November 20, 2011, he announced that he was not doing so and this paved way for his fellow Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)'s president-elected Enrique Pena Nieto. Beltrones was widely expected to become the leader of PRI after its former president controversially stepped down in Early December 2011.[7]


In 1994, incoming Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo requested that the United States provide his administration with the names of Mexican officials suspected of corruption who should not be considered for positions in the new administration.[8] The United States indicated that Beltrones was suspected of using his power as governor of Sonora to protect drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes.[8] Beltrones denied the allegations.[8]

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  1. ^ . Mexico's House of Congress Retrieved 8 March 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Grayson, George W. (2007). Mexican messiah: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Penn State Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-271-03262-7. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Jordan, David C. (October 1999). Drug politics: dirty money and democracies. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-8061-3174-0. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
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  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ Ellingwood, Ken (December 3, 2011). "Loan scandal topples head of Mexico's PRI party". Los Angeles Times. 
  8. ^ a b c Dillon, Sam; Pyes, Craig (February 23, 1997). "Drug Ties Taint 2 Mexican Governors". New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 

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