Pedro Joaquín Coldwell

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Pedro Joaquin Coldwell
Secretary of Energy
Assumed office
December 1, 2012
President Enrique Peña Nieto
Preceded by Jordy Herrera Flores
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
In office
December 8, 2011 – November 30, 2012[1]
Preceded by Cristina Díaz
Succeeded by Cristina Díaz
Senator for Quintana Roo
In office
September 1, 2006 – August 31, 2012
Preceded by Addy Joaquín Coldwell
Succeeded by TBD
Secretary of Tourism
In office
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari
Preceded by Carlos Hank González
Succeeded by Jesús Silva Herzog Flores
2nd Governor of Quintana Roo
In office
April 5, 1981 – April 4, 1987
Preceded by Jesús Martínez Ross
Succeeded by Miguel Borge Martín
Personal details
Born (1950-08-05) August 5, 1950 (age 67)
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Nationality Mexican
Political party Institutional Revolutionary
Alma mater Universidad Iberoamericana
Occupation Lawyer

Pedro Joaquín Coldwell (born August 5, 1950 in Cozumel, Quintana Roo) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[2]

Personal life and education[edit]

Joaquín Coldwell studied law at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He is the son of Nassin Joaquín Ibarra, a businessman from Cozumel. He is of Lebanese[3][4] and English descent. His older sister is Addy Joaquín Coldwell, who is also active in political circles.

Political career[edit]

Joaquín Coldwell has occupied different positions within the PRI and in the public service. He has been director general of the Fondo Nacional para el Desarrollo Turístico (FONATUR) and general secretary of his party. From 1979 to 1980, he held a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, representing Quintana Roo's First District. He served as Governor of Quintana Roo from 1981 to 1987. President Carlos Salinas de Gortari appointed him Secretary of Tourism in 1990. Joaquín Coldwell succeeded Marco A. Bernal as Peace and Reconciliation Commissioner in Chiapas. In 1998 President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León appointed him Ambassador to Cuba.

In the general election of July 2, 2006, he was elected to the Senate for the PRI, representing the state of Quintana Roo.

Political offices
Preceded by
Jordy Herrera Flores
Secretary of Energy
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Carlos Hank González
Secretary of Tourism
Succeeded by
Jesús Silva Herzog
Preceded by
Jesús Martínez Ross
Governor of Quintana Roo
Succeeded by
Miguel Borge Martín
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Addy Joaquin Coldwell
Senator for Quintana Roo
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Cristina Díaz
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
Succeeded by
Cristina Díaz


  1. ^ "Coldwell deja la presidencia del PRI para integrarse al gabinete de Peña Nieto" (in Spanish). CNN México. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Grayson, George W. (2007). Mexican messiah: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Penn State Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-271-03262-7. Retrieved April 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Presencia de México en el mundo libanés Archived December 10, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ [1]