|Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism|
28 July 2006 – 10 July 2010
|Preceded by||Alfredo Ferrero|
|Succeeded by||Martín Pérez Monteverde|
5 August 1961|
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 to December 2009, after which she was appointed as Peru's Finance Minister.
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.
- "Afirma ministra de Comercio Exterior, Mercedes Aráoz: Correa puede poner en riesgo negociación entre la CAN-UE" (in Spanish). EFE news agency. 28 November 2006.
- Quigley, John (22 December 2009). "Peru’s Araoz Named Finance Minister as Carranza Quits". Bloomberg.
- "Perú.- Alan García designa a Mercedes Aráoz como la primera mujer al frente del Ministerio de Economía" (in Spanish). Finanzas. 22 December 2009.
- "Universidad del Pacífico".
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