Manuel Camacho Solis
Manuel Camacho has been Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mayor of Mexico City, Secretary of Urban Development and the Environment, Undersecretary of Regional Development, and a member of Congress. Recently, he was coordinator in the grass root movement of the center left and is a leader in the Frente Amplio Progresista.
He has been a reformer and an effective negotiator in extremely difficult conflicts. He negotiated the truce with the Zapatistas, which ended the war in the state of Chiapas. In the social turmoil that followed the earthquakes in Mexico City, he coordinated the reconstruction and promoted the policies that controlled the environmental crisis of Mexico City. He has defended an ethical imperative for solving difficult social problems without resorting to the use of force.
Before entering politics, he was a professor at El Colegio de Mexico. He is the author of four books: The Immediate Future, Change Without Breakdown, Crossroads, and National Disagreement.