Carlos Mendoza Davis
Carlos Mendoza Davis
|Governor of Baja California Sur|
September 10, 2015
|Preceded by||Marcos Covarrubias Villaseñor|
|Born||April 21, 1969|
|Political party|| National Action Party |
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.
His father, César Mendoza Arámburo Angel from La Paz, was the first elected governor of Baja California Sur. His mother was Luz Davis Garayzar of Loreto, Baja California Sur. Carlos Mendoza Davis married Gabriela Velazquez in 1999. They have two children, Gabriela (born in 2003) and Carlos (born in 2005).
He earned a law degree with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1992, for which he wrote the thesis Human rights and their protection in Mexican constitutional law. In 1994 he attended the Institute of International and Comparative Law summer school in France, sponsored by the Cornell Law School and the University of Paris. He entered graduate studies at Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York, United States and received a Master of Laws (LLM) in 1995 with a research paper entitled The violation of human rights in third world countries as a reason for the imposition of economic sanctions. In 2002, he won a Chevening Scholarship from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, provided by the British Council. In 2003, he graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc in Comparative Politics in Latin America, submitting a dissertation entitled The fight against money laundering in Mexico: a critical assessment.
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In May 2007, the Technical Board of The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) appointed him regional delegate of the institute in Baja California Sur following a proposal by director general Juan Francisco Molinar Horcasitas. As the head of the IMSS in Baja California Sur, in 2009, he initiated the construction of a new hospital of the Institute in San José del Cabo, in response to demands from residents of the area. Before he was appointed IMSS delegate, he was regional coordinator for the north-west (2003–2005) for the recently established Rural Finance Company (managed by the current Energy Secretary, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña) operating in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Sonora.
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Marcos Alberto Covarrubias Villaseñor
| Governor of Baja California Sur |
2015 – Present