Aguayo, Sergio (1947–)

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Aguayo, Sergio (1947–)

Born in La Ribera de Guadalupe, Jalisco, Mexico, on September 10, 1947, Sergio Aguayo Quezada is a prominent Mexican scholar who has actively promoted human rights and democracy. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Professor at El Colegio de México since 1977, he is a prolific writer on national security, democracy, human rights, U.S.-Mexico relations, and refugees. He also writes a widely-read weekly column that is carried in nearly twenty newspapers throughout Mexico. He has received several awards and has participated in organizations such as the Mexican Academy of Human Rights and Civic Alliance. In 2004 he became president of the board of Fundar, an independent center doing applied research on democracy.

See alsoDemocracy; Human Rights.


Primary Works

1968: Los archivos de la violencia. México, D.F.: Grijalbo-Reforma, 1998.

El panteón de los mitos: Estados Unidos y el nacionalismo mexicano. México, D.F.: Grijalbo-El Colegio de México, 1998. Translated by Julian Brody as Myths and [Mis]-Perceptions: Changing U.S. Elite Visions of Mexico. San Diego and México: Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (UCSD)/Centro de Estudios Internacionales, El Colegio de México, 1998.

La charola: Una historia de los servicios de inteligencia en México. México, D.F.: Grijalbo, 2001.

El almanaque del Distrito Federal. México, D.F.: Hechos Confiables, 2002.

México en cifras. México, D.F.: Grijalbo, 2002.

Diagnóstico sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en México. México, D.F.: Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en México, 2003.

México a la mano. México, D.F.: Grijalbo, 2003.

El pequeño almanaque mexicano. México, D.F.: Hechos Confiables-Grijalbo, 2004.

Secondary Sources

Padgett, Tim. "Sergio Aguayo." Time International 150, no. 26 (December 29, 1997): 54.

                           Tonatiuh Guillen Lopez