Salinas de Gortari, Carlos (Salinas de Gortari Carlos)( President of Mexico.)
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Biography Salinas de Gortari, Carlos (Salinas de Gortari Carlos)
Born in Mexico City on April 3, 1948. He graduated from National University of Mexico. In 1971 he was appointed deputy director of financial management in the administration of President Luis Echeverria Alvarez. He has held positions in the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
In 1978 he became deputy director of financial planning in 1979 - the General Director and Principal Assistant Minister for Planning and Budget, Miguel de la Madrid. When the latter became president in 1982, Salinas succeeded him as minister.
Before the election, 1988 Miguel de la Madrid Salinas named as his successor and candidate for the presidency of the PRI. After taking the presidency, Salinas accelerated the process of privatization, even for a sale of state-owned banks, steel mills and other public property. By 1992, industry began to emerge from a long depression, and regional development programs allowed to fund schools, build roads and utilities in remote rural areas. In the next two years was ratified by an agreement with Canada and the U.S. Free Trade (NAFTA) and the agreement reached with the World Bank to allocate $ 3 billion. dollars to finance reforms in Mexico. The latest agreement, however, was frozen on Jan. 1, 1994 after the suppression of the uprising in Chiapas. The rebels accused the government of violating human rights and disregard for the needs of the rural poor. Unrest broke out again in three months, when Salinas announced his successor, Luis Donaldo Colosio Muretu. After the assassination of the latter in the presidential campaign, presidential candidate of the PRI was named Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, who won the elections in August 1994. In 1995, in an atmosphere of criticism and accusations of abuse of power, Salinas left Mexico and settled in Dublin (Ireland).