Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong

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Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong
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Secretary of the Interior
In office
1 December 2012 – 10 January 2018
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byAlejandro Poiré Romero
Succeeded byAlfonso Navarrete Prida
Governor of Hidalgo
In office
1 April 2005 – 31 March 2011
Preceded byManuel Ángel Núñez Soto
Succeeded byFrancisco Olvera Ruiz
Personal details
Born (1964-08-05) 5 August 1964 (age 54)
Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Alma materAutonomous University of Hidalgo State
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong (Spanish pronunciation: [miɣeˈlaŋxel oˈsoɾjo tʃoŋɡ]; 5 August 1964) is a Mexican politician who served as the Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Enrique Peña Nieto. He was Governor of Hidalgo until April 2011.

Early life[edit]

Born in Pachuca, Hidalgo, he is a graduate of the Autonomous University of Hidalgo State Law School. He is of Chinese descent through his mother's family.

Political career[edit]

In 2003, Osorio was elected to serve as a Representative in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, hence he served during the LIX Legislature. He left his seat in order to become the Institutional Revolutionary Party's candidate for Governor of the State of Hidalgo, which he won by a wide margin of votes, defeating José Guadarrama Márquez, candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, Antonio Haghenbeck Cámara, of the National Action Party and Arturo Aparicio Ramos, of the Labor Party.[1]

Before being elected Governor he held several public positions in the administration of the state of Hidalgo, mainly performing in the portfolios of Government and Social Development. He was elected Governor of the state of Hidalgo in 2005 for the period 1 April 2005, through to 31 March 2011.[2]

He was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Enrique Peña Nieto.[3] After assuming office, the Ministry absorbed the functions of two former ministries, that of Government and the one which was in charge of Homeland Security. Besides, he assumed the responsibility of being the coordinator of the whole cabinet.[4] His wife, Laura Vargas, is national Director of DIF, the National System for Integral Family Development. In July 2015, while on a state visit to France with President Nieto, notorious drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera escaped from a federal prison; he was dispatched back to Mexico to lead the effort at recapture.[5]


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  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  5. ^ Drug kingpin escape nytimes, 2015/07/13/world/americas

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Political offices
Preceded by
Manuel Ángel Núñez Soto
Governor of Hidalgo
Succeeded by
Francisco Olvera Ruiz
Preceded by
Alejandro Poiré Romero
Secretary of the Interior
1 December 2012 – 10 January 2018
Succeeded by
Alfonso Navarrete Prida