Hortensia Aragón Castillo

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Hortensia Aragón Castillo
Born (1960-05-31) 31 May 1960 (age 57)
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Occupation Politician
Political party Party of the Democratic Revolution

Hortensia Aragón Castillo (born 31 May 1960) is a Mexican politician from the Party of the Democratic Revolution. She represents Chihuahua and the first electoral region in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. [1]

Party of the Democratic Revolution Mexican political party

The Party of the Democratic Revolution is a social democratic political party that had been one of the three major political parties in Mexico over the last several decades, the others being the Institutional Revolutionary Party and the National Action Party.

Chihuahua (state) State of Mexico

Chihuahua, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua, is one of the 31 states of Mexico. It is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.

Electoral regions of Mexico

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Life

Aragón Castillo has a lengthy history of socialist activism and teaching. She joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1976, when she served on the student council of the Rural Normal School of Saucillo, Chihuahua. At the same time, she joined the United Federation of Rural Socialist Students of Mexico. [1] In 1980, she graduated from the Regional Normal Education Center of Aguascalientes as an accredited primary school teacher, [1] and in the mid-1980s, she added a technical degree in Mexican Folkloric Dance and a degree in Middle Education — Social Sciences from institutions in Chihuahua, [1] beginning a 29-year teaching career. [1] Meanwhile, she joined the Unified Socialist Party of Mexico and its successor, the Mexican Socialist Party, [1] and upon the foundation of the PRD in 1989, she joined that party. [1]

Mexican Communist Party political party in Mexico, 1919–1981

The Mexican Communist Party was a communist party in Mexico. It was founded in 1917 as the Socialist Workers' Party by Manabendra Nath Roy, a left-wing Indian Bengali intellectual. The PSO changed its name to the Mexican Communist Party in November 1919, following the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. It was outlawed in 1925 and remained illegal until 1935, during the presidency of the leftist Lázaro Cárdenas. The PCM saw in the left wing of the nationalist regime that emerged from the Mexican Revolution a progressive force to be supported –i.e. Cárdenas and his allies. In the end, the PCM disappeared after joining a split from the PRI led by the son of Lázaro Cárdenas, Cuauhtémoc.

Saucillo City in Chihuahua, Mexico

Saucillo is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Saucillo.

Unified Socialist Party of Mexico political party in Mexico

The Unified Socialist Party of Mexico was a socialist political party in Mexico. It later became the Mexican Socialist Party in 1988.

Aragón primarily spent the early 1990s learning, as she almost completed a degree in anthropology from the National School of Anthropology and History; she served on the Chihuahua unit's student council between 1992 and 1995. [1] She would also obtain a master's degree in Educational Development from the Chihuahua Graduate Center. [1]

In 1995, Aragón became the head of the PRD in Chihuahua, a position she held for two years, and a national party councilor; she also founded women's organizations within the PRD, serving as its delegate to Socialist International Women from 1998 to 2003 and its women's secretary from 1999 to 2000. [1] She also sat on a 1996 commission that reformed Chihuahua's constitution and state electoral law. [1] In addition, in 1996, Aragón helped to found the Foro Nuevo Sol, an internal political faction within the PRD. [2]

Socialist International Women is the international organization of the women's organizations of the socialist, social democratic and labour parties affiliated to the Socialist International. The organization was established on August 17, 1907.

After making a failed bid in 1997, the PRD sent Aragón, representing the state of Nuevo León in the second region, as a proportional representation deputy to the Chamber of Deputies for the LVIII Legislature between 2000 and 2003. She was a secretary on a special commission that followed the investigation of femicides in Ciudad Juárez and sat on a range of others, including Public Education and Educational Services; Justice and Human Rights; Population, Borders and Migratory Matters; Attention to Vulnerable Groups; and Science and Technology. [1] She also sat on the Executive Committee for the Network of Parliamentary Women of the Americas, a branch of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas, between 2001 and 2002. [1]

Nuevo León State of Mexico

Nuevo León, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León, is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 51 municipalities and its capital city is Monterrey.

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LVIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress

The LVIII Legislature of the Congress of Mexico met from September 1, 2000, to August 31, 2003. All members of the LVIII Legislature were elected in the elections of July 2000.

The rest of the 2000s were spent in a variety of PRD positions; she sat on the PRD's state Board of Directors in Chihuahua between 2003 and 2005 and served as the national secretary of Political Relations and Alliances from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, Aragón Castillo became the party's secretary general, its second-highest position, holding the job for three years. [1] [3]

From 2013 to 2015, Aragón Castillo served as a local deputy in the LXIV Legislature of the Congress of Chihuahua, heading its PRD faction. [2] She was the president of the Science and Technology Commission and also headed the Editorial Matters, Information and Library Committee, in addition to serving on other special and regular commissions. [1] She was just one of ten deputies with a master's degree in the local congress, of a total of 33. [4]

In 2015, the PRD returned Aragón to the Chamber of Deputies, this time representing her home state of Chihuahua, for the LXIII Legislature. She presides over the Public Education and Education Services Commission and sits on those dealing with Government and Gender Equality. [1]

Personal

Aragón's sister, María Guadalupe Aragón Castillo, was the interim leader of the PRD in Chihuahua from 2015 to 2016 [5] [6] and is the alternate deputy to Hortensia. [1] [7]

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