Miguel Alemán Velasco

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Miguel Alemán Velasco
Miguel Aleman Velasco.jpg
57th Governor of Veracruz
In office
December 1, 1998 – November 30, 2004
Preceded by Patricio Chirinos Calero
Succeeded by Fidel Herrera
Personal details
Born (1932-03-18) March 18, 1932 (age 85)
Veracruz, Veracruz
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s) Christiane Magnani
Profession Lawyer

Miguel Alemán Velasco (born March 18, 1932 in Veracruz) is a Mexican politician, businessman and philanthropist. He is a former senator and governor of Veracruz. Alemán Velasco is the son of former Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés (1946–52), the first candidate to run for the presidency from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and Beatriz Velasco Mendoza.


Alemán Velasco holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.


On August 9, 2004 Alemán was honored by the Government of Panama with the Great Cross of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa.

He sought his party's nomination for the 2006 presidential election during the first months of 2005.

Family life[edit]

He is married to former Miss Universe and actress Christiane Magnani and has three daughters and a son: Claudia, Mónica, Carla and Miguel Alemán Magnani. When Alemán Velasco sold his stakes at Televisa, his son acquired them and is now the owner of Interjet, a low-fares airline.

Further Reading

There have been campaign biographies and some journalistic publications on President Alemán (1946-1952), but no scholarly study. The best work is George S. Wise, El México de Alemán (1952). Useful material is contained in Oscar Lewis's chapter "Mexico since Cárdenas" in Richard N. Adams and others, Social Change in Latin America Today (1960); in Howard F. Cline, Mexico: Revolution to Evolution, 1940-1960 (1963); and in Frank Brandenburg, The Making of Modern Mexico (1964). General discussions of the Alemán administration may be found in Harry Bernstein, Modern and Contemporary Latin America (1952); in Hubert Herring, A History of Latin America (1955; 3d ed. 1968); and in Helen Miller Bailey and Abraham P. Nasatir, Latin America: The Development of Its Civilization (1960; 2d ed. 1968).

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Preceded by
Patricio Chirinos Calero
Governor of Veracruz
Succeeded by
Fidel Herrera Beltrán