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Diego Fernández de Cevallos

Diego Fernández de Cevallos

Mexican politician
Diego Fernández de Cevallos
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Mexican politician
Is Politician Lawyer
From Mexico
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 16 March 1941, Mexico City, Mexico
Age 80 years
Star sign Pisces
Politics National Action Party
Education
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Universidad Iberoamericana
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Biography

Diego Fernández de Cevallos Ramos ([ˈdjeɣo feɾˈnandez ðeseˈβaʝos]; born 16 March 1941) is a Mexican politician affiliated with the conservative National Action Party (PAN). He was a presidential candidate in the 1994 election and President of the Mexican Senate.

Life and career

Fernández de Cevallos was born in Mexico City, the son of José Fernández de Cevallos Martínez and Beatriz Ramos Íñigo. He received a bachelor's degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and took several courses in economics at the Ibero-American University, where he also worked as a professor of criminal and commercial law.

He joined the conservative National Action Party (PAN) in 1959 and led its parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies (during the 55th legislature) and in the Senate (2003–06). In 1994 he ran for president representing his party and lost against the PRI candidate, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León.

Outside politics, Fernández de Cevallos runs an influential law firm specialized in criminal, civil and commercial law. He was married only by the religious rite to Claudia Gutiérrez Navarrete. Currently he lives with his partner Liliana de León Maldonado.

Abduction

Fernández de Cevallos was abducted from one of his properties, located in Pedro Escobedo, Querétaro, on 14 May 2010. His abandoned vehicle was found nearby, with signs of a violent struggle. Fernandez de Cevallos' kidnappers demanded $100 million in exchange for his release but decreased the amount. He was released from this abduction on December 20, 2010 in exchange for $30 million.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/680619.html
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2010/12/22/mexican-pol-negotiated-mn-ransom-captors/
https://web.archive.org/web/20050908225505/http://www.pan.senado.gob.mx/detalleint.php?id=82-18
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2002/jul02/020721/mas-diego.html
http://isni.org/isni/0000000054653745
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr95021360
https://viaf.org/viaf/49117686
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr95021360
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