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Attorney General (Mexico)


Attorney General (Mexico)

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The Attorney General of Mexico (in Spanish: Procurador General de la República) is the head of the Office of the General Prosecutor (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR) and the Federal Public Ministry (Ministerio Público de la Federación), an institution belonging to the Federal Government's executive branch that is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes. The office is governed mainly by the Constitution of Mexico and the Organic Law of the Attorney General's Office (Ley Orgánica de la Procuraduría General de la República).[1] The Attorney General is a member of the President's Cabinet.[2]

The head of the PGR is Jesús Murillo Karam, a lawyer and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).[3]


The Attorney General's Office is organized into several subordinate entities, including five Under-Attorney General Offices (Legal and International Affairs, Regional Control and Criminal Procedures, Specialized in Organized Crime, Specialized in Federal Crimes, Human Rights and Community Services, Prosecutor Offices such as the Specialized in Electoral Crimes, the Federal Investigations Agency, and the National Center for Planning, Analysis and Information for Combating Crime (Centro Nacional de Planeación, Análisis e Información para el Combate a la Delincuencia, CENAPI).

List of Attorneys General

21st century

20th century

Attorneys General 1900-2000
Name Term of Office
Rafael Rebollar 1900 – 1911
Manuel Castelazo Fuentes 1911 – 1911
Adolfo Valles 1911 – 1913
Francisco Modesto de Olaguíbel 1914 – 1914
Vicente Castro 1914
Pascual Morales y Molina 1916 – 1917
Pablo A. de la Garza 1917 – 1918
Carlos Salcedo 1918 – 1920
Eduardo Neri 1920 – 1922
Eduardo Delhumeau 1922 – 1924
Romeo Ortega y Castillo de Levín 1925 – 1928
Ezequiel Padilla Peñaloza 1928 – 1928
Enrique Medina 1928 – 1930
José Aguilar y Maya 1930 – 1932
Emilio Portes Gil 1932 – 1934
Silvestre Castro 1934 – 1936
Ignacio García Téllez 1936 – 1937
Antonio Villalobos Maillard 1937 – 1937
Genaro V. Vázquez Quiroz 1937 – 1940
José Aguilar y Maya 1940 – 1946
Francisco González de la Vega 1946 – 1952
Carlos Franco Sodi 1952 – 1956
Jose Aguilar y Maya 1956 – 1958
Fernando López Arias 1958 – 1962
Oscar Treviño Ríos 1962 – 1964
Antonio Rocha Cordero 1964 – 1967
Julio Sánchez Vargas 1967 – 1971
Pedro Ojeda Paullada 1971 – 1976
Oscar Flores Sánchez 1976 – 1982
Sergio García Ramírez 1982 – 1988
Enrique Álvarez del Castillo 1988 – 1991
Ignacio Morales Lechuga 1991 – 1993
Jorge Carpizo McGregor 1993 – 1994
Diego Valadés 1994 – 1994
Humberto Benítez Treviño 1994 – 1994
Antonio Lozano Gracia 1994 – 1996
Jorge Madrazo Cuéllar 1996 – 2000

Air Fleet

Many fixed-wing aircraft of the PGR were obtained after confiscated, so their air fleet consists of various types, of which very few of them are appropriate to the tasks against drug trafficking. Its current fleet consists of Commander Gulfstream jets 840, 900, 980 to 1000, Learjet, Citation I and II, and Grumman. They also operate several aircraft type Cessna, and Piper King Air.

During the administration of President Fox, most of the PGR's air fleet - just over 100 units - was abandoned because required maintenance had not been performed. In November 2007, during the administration of President Felipe Calderon, the PGR transferred 58 helicopters to the Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) to be fixed and readied to work in the eradication of illegal drug crops.[4] In 2008, the PGR submitted an official request to the Ministry of Finance to purchase 30 new Eurocopter helicopters for surveillance and interception.


See also

  • Presumed Guilty, a 2009 Mexican documentary film


External links

  • Statistics of Crime in Mexico
  • (Spanish) Attorney General's Office website
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