Governor of Baja California Sur

The Governor is the chief executive of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The present Governor is Carlos Mendoza Davis of PAN, who took office on September 10, 2015.

Governor of Baja California Sur
Coat of arms of Baja California Sur
Carlos Mendoza Davis
Carlos Mendoza Davis

since September 10, 2015
Term lengthSix years, non-renewable.
Inaugural holderFélix Agramont Cota
FormationOctober 8, 1974
Mexico location of Baja California Sur

Governors of Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur was admitted as a Mexican state on October 8, 1974. Félix Agramont Cota, the last governor of the outgoing territory, served as the first governor of Baja California Sur from the state's creation in October 1974 until April 1975.[1] Angel César Mendoza Arámburo took office on April 6, 1975, as Baja California Sur's first elected governor.[1]

Name Party Term
Carlos Mendoza Davis PAN September 10, 2015
Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villaseñor PAN April 5, 2011–September 10,2015
Narciso Agúndez PRD 2005–April 5, 2011
Leonel Cota Montaño PRD 1999–2005
Guillermo Mercado Romero PRI 1993–1999
Víctor Manuel Liceaga Ruibal PRI 1987–1993
Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo PRI 1981–1987
Angel César Mendoza Arámburo PRI April 6, 1975[1]–April 4, 1981
Félix Agramont Cota PRI October 8, 1974–April 6, 1975[1]

Governors of the South Territory of Baja California

The South Territory of Baja California is the predecessor territory of Baja California Sur.

Name Party Term
Félix Agramont Cota PRI 1970 – October 8, 1974
Hugo Cervantes del Río PRI 1966–1970
Bonifacio Salinas Leal PRI 1959–1966
Lucino M. Rebolledo PRI 1957–1958
Patrocinio Flores Castellanos PRI 1956–1957
Agustín Olachea Avilés PRI 1946–1956
Francisco José Múgica PRI 1941–1945
Rafael M. Pedrajo PRI 1938–1940
Juan Domínguez Cota PRI 1932–1938
Ruperto Garcia de Alba PRI 1931–1932
Agustín Olachea Avilés PRI 1929–1931
Agustín Arriola Martínez 1924–1928


  1. ^ a b c d Juárez Mejía, Pedro (2013-05-12). "Fallece Félix Agramont Cota, primer gobernador de BCS". La Crónica de Hoy. Retrieved 2013-05-25.

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2013 in Mexico

This is a list of events in Mexico that took place in 2013.

Agustín Olachea

José Agustín Olachea Avilés (September 3, 1890, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur – April 13, 1974, La Paz, Baja California Sur) was a Mexican general who supported Lázaro Cárdenas for president. During the Cárdenas years he served as Governor of the Federal North Territory of Baja California, having previously filled the same post for Baja California Sur as a member of the social-democratic Institutional Revolutionary Party. This second gubernatorial term came during a period of rising hostility toward the Chinese population in Mexicali. Later, Olachea Avilés acted as Secretary of Defense under Adolfo López Mateos.In 1946, he was re-elected to a second, ten-year term as Governor of Baja California Sur.

While still a young captain in the Mexican Armed Forces, Olachea Avilés had married 16-year-old Ana María Borbón Yañez (1898-1982) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, with whom he had children.

He was himself, through the paternal line, a second-generation Mexican of Basque descent, and a member of an extensive family still scattered across the Baja California Peninsula and in parts of Southern California.

Alberto Alvarado Arámburo

Alberto Andrés Alvarado Arámburo (4 February 1925 – 26 February 1996) was a Mexican politician who served as the Governor of Baja California Sur from 1981 to 1987. He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

Amado Aguirre Santiago

Amado Aguirre Santiago (February 3 or 8, 1863 in San Sebastián, Jalisco – August 22, 1949 in Mexico City) was a Mexican general and politician.

Carlos Mendoza Davis

Carlos Mendoza Davis (born 21 April 1969), is a Mexican public official. A lawyer by profession, he has earned two master's degrees and has held several positions in the federal government. From May 2007 to October 2010, he served as regional representative of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) in Baja California Sur.

Chapingo Autonomous University

Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (Chapingo Autonomous University) is an agricultural college located in Texcoco, Mexico State in Mexico. The university is a federally funded public institution of higher education. It offers technical and full bachelor's degrees as well as having scientific and technological research programs. Many of these programs are related to agriculture, forestry and fishing.The school began as the Escuela Nacional de Agricultura (National School of Agriculture) which was founded in 1854 at the Monastery of San Jacinto in Mexico City. The school was moved in 1923 to the President Álvaro Obregón ex Hacienda of Chapingo. Postgraduate studies were added in 1959. The school received autonomous status in 1978. It offers courses of study in Forestry, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Industries, Irrigation, Rural Sociology and more.The main attraction for visitors at this school is its murals. In the old hacienda chapel, which is now the University Ceremonies Room is a mural by Diego Rivera called “Tierra Fecundada” (Fertile Land). This work was begun in 1924 and completed in 1927. Covering an area of over 700m2, the work divides into three parts. The left panel depicts man’s struggle to have land, the right panel shows the evolution of Mother Nature and the center shows the communion between man and earth. It is considered to be one of Rivera’s best works. More recently, the school acquired an unnamed mural by Luis Nishizawa. This work was produced during his last year at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas (ENAP) of UNAM and depicts the agriculture of Mexico in both the past and the present. The work is six meters high, nine meters wide and in the form of a triangle. It is placed in a building that is commonly called “El Partenon.”The school is also home to the National Museum of Agriculture. The 2,000 m2 facility presents the development of agriculture in Mexico from the pre-Hispanic past to the present day. The collection has about 4,000 objects relating to technology, agronomy including farming implements and photographs by Hanz Gutmann.

Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School is the law school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York. It is one of the five Ivy League law schools and offers three law degree programs (J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D.) along with several dual-degree programs in conjunction with other professional schools at the university. Established in 1887 as Cornell's Department of Law, the school today is one of the smallest top-tier JD-conferring institutions in the country, with around two-hundred students graduating each year. Since its inception Cornell Law School has always ranked among the top law schools in the nation (the "T-14").

Cornell Law alumni include business executive and philanthropist Myron Charles Taylor, namesake of the law school building, along with U.S. Secretaries of State Edmund Muskie and William P. Rogers, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel Pierce, the first female President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, federal judge and first female editor-in-chief of a law review Mary Donlon Alger, former President of the International Criminal Court Song Sang-Hyun, as well as many members of the U.S. Congress, governors, state attorneys general, U.S. federal and state judges, diplomats and businesspeople.

Cornell Law School is home to the Legal Information Institute (LII), the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Cornell International Law Journal. The current dean of the law school is Eduardo Peñalver, who assumed the role in 2014.

Félix Agramont Cota

Félix Agramont Cota (November 17, 1918 – May 10, 2013) was Mexican politician, agricultural engineer, and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Agramont oversaw the creation of Baja California Sur (BCS) as the 31st Mexican state in October 1974. Agramont served as the last Governor of the South Territory of Baja California from 1970 until the creation of the new state on October 8, 1974. He was then appointed as the first Governor of Baja California Sur, serving from October 8, 1974, until April 6, 1975.Agramont was the first civilian governor of Baja California Sur who was born in the present-day state. He was the also the last Governor of Baja California Sur to be appointed to date. His successors have since been elected to office.

Guillermo Mercado Romero

Guillermo Mercado Romero is a Mexican politician who served as the Governor of Baja California Sur from 1993 to 1999. He is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).Mercado left office in 1999. In early 2001, Mercado and eighteen other former Mexican government officials were charged with diverting approximately $55 million in public funding. Mercado was indicted for two charges: Mercado's gubernatorial administration was accused of purchasing airline tickets for official government travel through a travel agency owned by his wife and daughter. Second, Mercado was also charged with improperly transferring ownership of public land to a private research institute during his tenure as governor.Romero's wife, Maria Concepcion Casas de Mercado, owned a condo in San Diego, California, which she sold in January 2001 for $330,000. She then purchased a new home in El Cajon, California, in February 2001, just one month later, for $188,000. In June 2001, U.S. immigration agents questioned Mercado at his home in El Cajon to determine his legal status. Mercado showed the investigators a valid pilot's license and Social Security card as proof that he was in the United States legally. Mercado also had a visa, which allows Mexicans living near the U.S. border o travel up to 25 miles inside the U.S. for up to three days.

Hurricane Otis (2005)

Hurricane Otis was a moderate hurricane that threatened the Baja California Peninsula but dissipated before landfall. Otis developed on September 28, 2005, off the western coast of Mexico, from a tropical wave that emerged from the western coast of Africa and traversed the Atlantic Ocean during the preceding several weeks. After attaining tropical storm status on September 29, the storm moved in a generally northwestward direction for most of its duration. It ultimately peaked at Category 2 intensity on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale before beginning to weaken. The storm degenerated into a tropical depression on October 3 and dissipated fully on October 5, near the coast of Baja California Sur. Preparations for the storm were completed on the Peninsula; tropical cyclone watches and warnings were declared and numerous shelters opened. However, the storm's effects were minimal, and limited to gusty winds with heavy rainfall. No major damage was reported.

Leonel Cota Montaño

Leonel Cota Montaño (b. on April 23, 1958) is a Mexican politician. He is a former governor of Baja California Sur and former president of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). He was the first non-PRI governor of Baja California Sur.

Leonel Cota studied political sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He began his political career as a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which he represented in the Chamber of Deputies from 1994 to 1996 and as mayor of La Paz, Baja California Sur, from 1997 to 1999.

In 1999 he lost the PRI candidacy for governor of Baja California Sur. He quit the PRI and instead ran for governor representing a coalition of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and the Labor Party (PT). He won the elections and served as governor from 1999 to 2005.

In 2005 Cota became president of the PRD with over 76% of the vote.

He would later shift to Nueva Alianza in a failed bid for the Municipal Presidency of Los Cabos. He would then revert to PRD, for the 2012 general elections, looking for a Senate seat. This makes PAN the only major Mexican political party to which he has not belonged.

Lists of Mexican state governors

These are lists of Mexican state governors.

Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor

Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villaseñor (born July 2, 1967) is a Mexican politician. He has served as the Governor of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur since April 5, 2012.

Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor was a deputy in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico prior to being elected Governor in 2011. He had been elected to the Chamber through the support of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).Covarrubias Villaseñor ran for Governor of Baja California Sur in the 2011 gubernatorial election, which was held on February 6, 2011. He was nominated by the National Action Party (PAN). The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) had held the state's governorship since 1999 at the time. Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor won the gubernatorial election with more than 40% of the vote. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate, Ricardo Barroso Agramont, came in second with 33.52%, while the incumbent PRD's candidate, Luis Armando Díaz, came in at a distant third with approximately 20% of the vote.Covarrubias Villaseñor was sworn into office on March 5, 2011.

Narciso Agúndez Montaño

Narciso Agúndez Montaño (born October 26, 1958) is a former Mexican politician and former governor of Baja California Sur. Elected on February 6, 2005, he took office on April 5, 2005, and is the second member of Party of the Democratic Revolution to hold the office of governor in Baja California Sur, after his predecessor and cousin Leonel Cota Montaño.

He began his political career in 1984 as Director of the Promotion of Agriculture in Los Cabos, and in 1986 became the Director of Municipal Services there. He was detained by the Mexican authorities on 24 May 2012 for embezzlement, and is currently under custody.

Ricardo Barroso Agramont

Ricardo Barroso Agramont (born 29 February 1980) is a Mexican politician and lawyer affiliated with the PRI. He currently serves as Senator of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Baja California Sur. He was also candidate for Governor of Baja California Sur in 2011.

Spanish missions in Baja California

The Spanish missions in Baja California were a large number of religious outposts established by Catholic religious orders, the Jesuits, the Franciscans and the Dominicans, between 1683 and 1834 to spread the Christian doctrine among the Native Americans or Indians living on the Baja California peninsula. The missions gave Spain a valuable toehold in the frontier land, and introduced European livestock, fruits, vegetables, and industry into the region. The Indians were severely impacted by the introduction of European diseases such as smallpox and measles and by 1800 their numbers were a fraction of what they had been before the arrival of the Spanish.

Mexico secularized all missions in its territory in 1834 and the last of the missionaries departed in 1840. Some of the mission churches survive and are still in use.

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

Todos Santos (Spanish [ˌtoðos 'santos] ) is a small coastal town in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19 and an hour's drive southwest from La Paz. Todos Santos is located very near the Tropic of Cancer in the municipality of La Paz. The population was 6,485 at the census of 2015. It is the second-largest town in the municipality.

Víctor Manuel Liceaga Ruibal

Víctor Manuel Liceaga Ruibal (February 11, 1935 – February 13, 2012) was a Mexican politician. Liceaga Ruibal served as the Governor of Baja California Sur from 1987 to 1993. He was a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).Liceaga Ruibal was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, on February 11, 1935.Liceaga Ruibal began his career in the civil service. He served in both the federal Chamber of Deputies and the Senate (from 1977 to 1982), representing Baja California Sur. He was also the former head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Baja California Sur.Liceaga Ruibal served as a government delegate for Iztapalapa, Mexico City during the early days of the Miguel de la Madrid administration. Liceaga Ruibal lost his left arm in a plane crash in Colima. Additionally, he held posts as a PRI delegate for the party's national executive committee in several Mexican states, including Tabasco. He was a special representative of the PRI's executive committee during the 2006 Mexican presidential election.Liceaga Ruibal died from respiratory failure in Cabo San Lucas on February 13, 2012, at the age of 77. He had been visiting his sister in Cabo San Lucas at the time. His funeral was held in La Paz.

Ángel César Mendoza Arámburo

Ángel César Mendoza Arámburo (15 December 1934 - 25 March 2014) was a Mexican politician, the first elected governor in the state of Baja California Sur for the period 1975 to 1981. A lawyer for the National Autonomous University of Mexico, he held various positions within the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was federal deputy in the legislature XLVII Congress and was Secretary for Tax Inspectorate of Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (1982). Acting as governor, founded in 1976, the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur. He was married to Luz Garayzar with whom he had three children: Guadalupe, Carlos and Cesar Angel.

Governors of Mexican states

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