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Luis Echeverria, former president of Mexico, dies at 100

As told by his son Benito Echeverria, Luis Echeverria Alvarez, who presided over Mexico from 1970 to 1976, passed away at the age of 100. Echeverria passed away in his house in Cuernavaca, the state capital of Morelos in south central Mexico. The family and friends of the former leader received a tweet from Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressing his respectful condolences.

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About Luis Echeverria Alvarez:

  • Career attorney and Institutional Revolutionary Party member Echeverria prioritised Mexico’s foreign affairs and is renowned for, among other things, advocating for the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States at the United Nations in 1972.
  • During his time serving as Interior Secretary under the Dáz Ordaz administration, political repression increased.
  • One of the most well-known presidents in Mexico’s post-war history, Echeverra made an effort to lead the so-called Third World, which was made up of nations that did not support either the US or the USSR during the Cold War.
  • He served as the Interior Secretary from 1963 to 1969. He was the oldest former head of state still alive in his nation at the time of his death in 2022.
  • In February 1972, he also started the process of establishing diplomatic ties with China.

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