Luis Donaldo Colosio was one of the most important and revolutionary political figures of the end of the century; His spirit of service, humanistic character and political genius made him the number one presidential candidate of the Mexican people. He knows his preparation and the legacy he left for the history of Mexico.
In Magdalena de Kino, Sonoraon February 10, 1950, he was born Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta, who from a very young age demonstrated a responsible, focused and determined character; which made him a student of excellence and a professional in constant search for personal improvement, in order to find the best ways to serve Mexico.
louis donald He was the eldest of the 6 children of Luis Colosio Fernández and Arminda Ofelia Murrieta García. His father was a private accountant and miner, which instilled in Luis Donaldo a sense of responsibility and commitment from a very early age. When dedicating himself to mining, Luis Colosio Sr. used to go into the mountains accompanied by his son, which generated an unparalleled fascination for the wonders of Mexico
Luis Donaldo Colosio, a student of excellence
The school John Fenochio in Magdalena de Kino was the base in the academic formation of Luis Donaldo Colosiowho was recognized as one of the best students in the country at the end of the sixth and last year of primary school.
This national distinction gave him the opportunity to travel to the Mexico City and meet the then president, Adolfo Lopez Mateos. In his last years of life, Colosium He recognized this moment as one of the most significant of his short life and that it would help define his future in Mexican politics.
Middle school and high school, the path of Colosio begins
During his middle school and high school years, Luis Donaldo Colosio he brought out the innate talents that later shaped him as one of the best presidential prospects the nation had seen in a long time.
In his youth, Colosio was a radio host in his community and a very participative student, demonstrating his leadership skills and the talents that make up one, such as the ability to reconcile contrary visions in favor of a shared goal; one of the skills that he would develop by being part of various student groups.
It was at this time that a young man Luis Donaldo Colosio, passionate about poetry and declamation, he won an oratory contest and demonstrated a tremendous facility to express ideas, an ability that would be heard in the famous speech he would give later, in front of the monument to the Mexican Revolution; in one of the peak moments of his political career.
The professional preparation of Luis Donaldo Colosio
Colosio chose to study EconomicsHowever, the discipline was not available at the University of Sonora and classes had already started in Guadalajara. That led him to enroll in the Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey, private school where his father only supported him during the first semester; It was his academic merits that awarded him a scholarship and the position of prefect, distinctions that helped him pay for his education there.
Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta was the best average of his generation 1968 – 1972 and of the few graduates who focused their careers on the public sector. After finishing his degree, he dedicated himself to different activities related to the country’s agricultural sector, making evident some of the deficiencies suffered by families that depended on this primary activity.
In her constant search for improvement, fueled by a natural need to serve Mexico; in the year 1975 she made a Master in Rural Development and Urban Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He returned to Mexico in 1979 and was invited as an academic researcher by the Inter-American Institute for the Analysis of Applied Systems based in Vienna, Austria.
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In 1979 returned to Mexico and became professor of economics in it College of Mexicothe UNAM, Anahuac University and of the National School of Professional Studies Acatlán. That same year, Luis Donaldo Colosio joined the Institutional Revolutionary Party. From here, Colosio’s political career was on the rise; We present the positions he held:
1980 to 1981
- Advisor to the macroeconomic and social policy department.
- Deputy director of regional and urban policy.
- Coordinator of the spending-financing subcommittee.
- Deputy director of analysis for planning of the Center for Political, Economic and Social Studies in CDMX.
- General Director of Regional Programming and Budget of the Secretariat of Programming and Budget.
- Collaborator in the presidential campaign of Mr. Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, who was the winner.
- Federal Deputy for the First District of Sonora
- President of the Commission of Programming, Budget and Public Account of the Congress of the Union.
- It is in charge of the Senior Official of the National Executive Committee of his party.
- General coordinator of the presidential campaign of Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari, who was the winner.
1988 – 1992
- Senator for the state of Sonora.
- President of the National Executive Committee of the party he represented.
- Chairs the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL)
During his performance in the different positions he held, he always ensured in favor of those most in need and promoted various programs, as well as strategies for the town to find a more balanced development, work celebrated by his colleagues and recognized for being truly effective.
The end of Luis Donaldo Colosio
In the year of 1992he Lic. Luis Donaldo Colosio becomes Secretary of Urban Development and Ecologya role he played magnificently until 1993, the year in which he was nominated as candidate for the presidency of the Republic.
He March 6, 1994in front of the monument to the Mexican Revolution in the Mexico City, Luis Donaldo Colosio gave a speech that many describe as encouraging, because in his words he shows that he is aware of the successes and especially the mistakes that the institutions have committed with the people of Mexico. His words were taken by the nation as a sign of change and the country’s future looked bright.
Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated 17 days later in the Lomas Taurinas neighborhood of Tijuana Baja California.