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Jorge Castañeda Gutman is a Mexican politician and academician who served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs (2000 ? 2003). He was a professor at several universities, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University. He also authored more than a dozen books, including a biography of Che Guevara, and he regularly contributes to newspapers such as “Reforma”, “El País”, “Los Angeles Times” (USA) and “Newsweek” magazine.
Castañeda advised Vicente Fox during his presidential campaign in 2000. After winning the election, Fox appointed Castañeda as his Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In 2004, Castañeda officially announced his presidential campaign by means of a prime-time campaign advertisement carried in all major Mexican television stations. He presented himself as an independent “citizens’s candidate”, a move which was contrary to Mexico’s electoral law that gives registered parties alone the right to nominate candidates for election.
Source- Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Castaneda