Mexico’s former President Luis Echeverria passes away at 100

Luis Echeverria Alvarez, the former President of Mexico passed away at the age of 100 in his house in Cuernavaca, the state capital of Morelos in south-central Mexico. Luis Echeverria Alvarez presided over Mexico from 1970 to 1976.

Luis Echeverria Alvarez:

  • Echeverria was a Career attorney and Institutional Revolutionary Party member who prioritised Mexico’s foreign affairs.
  • He is renowned for, among other things, advocating for the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States at the United Nations in 1972.
  • The political repression increased during his term as Interior Secretary under the Dáz Ordaz administration.
  • He also served as the Interior Secretary from 1963 to 1969.
  • He was the oldest former head of state still alive in his country at the time of his death in 2022.
  • In February 1972, he began the process of establishing diplomatic ties with China.

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