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Jorge G. Castañeda
Political Autobiography

(Amarres perros)

Biographies and Personalities / Commercial Non-Fiction

  • Published: 01/11/2014
  • ISBN: 9786071135476
  • 672 pages

Autobiografía política is a critical, and a thorough political and historical analysis of Mexico. The author recounts the 1968 movement, his years in Paris, his left-wing educational background, and his visits to Cuba and Nicaragua. He offers accounts of topics and personalities, such as George Bush, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, the Free Trade Agreement, Cuba and the Castro family, his pronouncement as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, or the Iraq War. Castañeda also reflects upon the difficulties faced by capitalism in Mexico and his intention to proclaim himself as an independent candidate for Mexico’s presidency.

About the author

Jorge Castañeda was Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico (2000-2003). He has published articles in newspapers from Reforma to El País, and the magazine TIME. He is a member of the governing body of Human Rights Watch, the American Academy of Arts and Science, and The American Philosophical Society.