Mercedes Aráoz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aráoz and the second or maternal family name is Fernández.
Mercedes Aráoz
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Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism
In office
28 July 2006 – 10 July 2010
Preceded by Alfredo Ferrero
Succeeded by Martín Pérez Monteverde
Personal details
Born (1961-08-05)5 August 1961
Lima,  Peru
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholic

Mercedes Rosalba Aráoz Fernández (Lima, 5 August 1961) is a Peruvian economist, professor, and politician. She served as Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism from 2006[1] to December 2009,[2] after which she was appointed as Peru's Finance Minister.

Aráoz graduated from the University of the Pacific in Lima and the University of Miami.[3][4]

On 2 November, Aráoz agreed to be the Presidential Candidate of the Peruvian Aprista Party (APRA) for the 2011 presidential elections. However, she withdrew her candidacy on 16 January, and the APRA party did not field any candidate.[citation needed]