Adolfo Aguilar Zinser Biography

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser was a was a Mexican scholar, diplomat and politician . Read on to know more about Adolfo Aguilar Zinser’s profile, childhood, life and timeline in this biography.

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Quick Facts

Gender: Male
Birthday: 02 December 1949
Died: 05 June 2005
Nationality: Mexican
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Education: National Autonomous University of Mexico, John F. Kennedy School of Government, El Colegio de México

Zinser served as a National Security Advisor to the President Vicente Fox and was a Mexican diplomat, scholar and politician. He was also a UN Security Council Ambassador during the US invasion of Iraq.

Early Life & Career

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser was born in Mexcio City into an upper class family. His father, Adolfo Aguilar y Quevedo was a criminal lawyer whereas his mother, Carmen Zinser was a philanthropist. At the ‘National Autonomous University of Mexico’, he studied law and International Relations at ‘El Colegio de Mexico’. He acquired his master’s degree in International and public affairs at the ‘Harvard University’s School of Government’ from the ‘Kennedy School of Government’. He was also given scholarships for research and studies in 1977-1979 and also a research scholarship in 1986.
In the early seventies of the century, he adopted the ideology of a Marxist and during 1970s; he headed Luis Echeverria’s ‘Centre for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World’. In 1991, he was one of the partner and member of ‘Administrative Council of Este Pais Magazine’.
Also, he represented the ‘Party of the democratic Revolution’ as he was elected to the Chamber of Duties in 1994 and remained in the same position until 1997. Followed by this, until 2000, he represented the ‘Green Ecological Party of Mexico’ (PVEM) and served in the senate. Vicente Fox was elected and entered the Presidency and he appointed Aguilar as his ‘National Security Advisor’. In 2000, Zinser became the ‘International Affairs Coordinator’ for the President Vicente Fox. He also held contributed in books and essays in which he had discussed several international subjects while he was in Mexico.
Later in January, 2002 Aguilar became the permanent representative of the United Nations. On 18 November, 2003, the President Fox resigned followed by which after two days Aguilar also resigned and accused Fox of disloyalty. There was a controversy in Aguilar’s speech when he mentioned that Mexico was the actual backyard of US. This speech got him fired from the post, as Mexico did not support US during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
After he left UN, Aguilar hosted a weekly show on television based on current affairs and also received an honorary degree from the ‘Ricardo Palma University’ (Peru). Zinser died while he was in Morelos on 5 June, 2005 at the age of fifty five.

Personal Life

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser was married to Martha Corinne Ketchum Mejía and together they raised two children, Adolfo Patricio and Nicolas. Zinser passed away in a car accident and is survived by his family.

Timeline:

1949: 2 December, Adolfo Aguilar Zinser was born
1965-1968: Attended High School at centro Universitario Mexico (CUM)
1970s: Headed Luis Echeverria’s ‘Centre for Economic and Social Studies of the Third World’
1972-1975: Acquired BA in 'International Relations' at EI Colegio de Mexico
1977-1978: Attained MA from Harvard University's School of Government
1980-1987: International Relations and Public Administration lecturer
1985-1986: Professor for Masters in Economics and International Politics program.
1991-1993: Worked for EI Financiero newspaper, Mexico City
1991: One of the partner and member of ‘Administrative Council of Este Pais Magazine’.
1994-1997: Represented the ‘Party of the democratic Revolution’ as he was elected to the Chamber of Duties
1997: Elected Senator to the Federal Ballot
1997-2000: Elected to the Mexican Senate
2000: Represented the ‘Green Ecological Party of Mexico’ (PVEM)
2000: Became the ‘International Affairs Coordinator’ for the President Vicente Fox
2000-2002: National Security Advisor
2000-2002: Commissioner for Law and Order
2002: January, Became the permanent representative of the United Nations
2003: 18 November, President Fox resigned followed by which after two days Aguilar also resigned
2005: 5 June, Zinser passed away

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Last Updated

May 28, 2019

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