Rosario Green

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Rosario Green
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
January, 1998 – November 30, 2000
President Ernesto Zedillo
Preceded by José Ángel Gurría
Succeeded by Jorge Castañeda Gutman
Personal details
Born 1941 (age 74–75)
Mexico City
Political party Partido Revolucionario Institucional
Alma mater UNAM
Profession Professor, Diplomat, Politician

María del Rosario Green Macías (born 1941 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist, diplomat and politician.

She is a former Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Ernesto Zedillo (President of Mexico (1994–2000), she was also the Secretary General of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from 2005–2006, and current Senator for the 2006-2012 period.


Rosario Green has a degree in International Affairs from the UNAM and a master's degree in economics from El Colegio de México and Columbia University where she did postgraduate research on Latin American studies. She was awarded two doctorates honoris causa in the United States. The first one in Humanistic Sciences at the College of New Rochelle (New York) and the second one in Law from Tufts University (Massachusetts).

Professional career[edit]

Green Macías has been a faculty member of UNAM, Colegio de México and the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the Matías Romero Institute of Diplomatic Studies at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs as well as president of Fundación Colosio. She has been an Ambassador to the East Germany, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, sub-secretary of Foreign Affairs, subsecretary for Political Affairs of the United Nations and senator for her party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

During the Zedillo administration, she served as the country's first female Secretary of Foreign Affairs (January 1998 to November 2000). In 2000 she signed a joint declaration for cooperation in the war against drug-trafficking with Igor Ivanov, the head of Russian Foreign Affairs. She represented Zedillo at the ceremony of change of government of Macau when sovereignty changed from Portugal to the Chinese government. She was also involved in the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the European Union.

During the Vicente Fox administration she became ambassador of Mexico to Argentina.

On September 30, 2005 she replaced Elba Esther Gordillo as general secretary of the PRI. In the general election of 2 July 2006, she was elected to the Senate as the number-one candidate on the PRI's PR list.

Rosario Green was also the First Director (2005–2006) and Visiting Professor of the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, United States.


  • Estado y banca transnacional en México
  • Los mitos de Milton Friedman
  • La deuda externa de México
  • De la abundancia a la escasez de créditos
  • Lecciones de Deuda Externa de México: 1983-1997

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Political offices
Preceded by
José Ángel Gurría Treviño
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Jorge Germán Castañeda Gutman