Angélica Araujo Lara

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Angélica Araujo Lara
Angelica Araujo in Merida's Convention Center.
Senator for Yucatán
Assumed office
September 1, 2012
Preceded byCleominio Zoreda
32nd Mayor of Mérida
In office
July 1, 2010 – January 17, 2012
Preceded byCésar Bojórquez Zapata
Succeeded byÁlvaro Omar Lara Pacheco
Member of the
Chamber of Deputies
In office
September 1, 2009 – January 6, 2010
Preceded bySofía Castro Romero
Succeeded byEfraín Aguilar Góngora
Personal details
Born (1964-06-21) June 21, 1964 (age 54)
Tixkokob, Yucatán
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
Alma materUniversidad Autónoma de Yucatán
WebsiteOfficial website

Angélica del Rosario Araujo Lara (Spanish pronunciation: [aŋˈxelika ðel roˈsaɾjo aˈɾauxo ˈlaɾa], born June 21, 1964) is a Mexican architect and politician, currently serving as the Senator for Yucatán. Previously, she was the municipal president of Mérida, Yucatán. She is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

Early life and career[edit]

Angélica Araujo was born on July 21, 1964 in Tixkokob, Yucatán, the daughter of Humberto Araujo Hernández and María del Rosario Lara Báez.[1]

Araujo studied architecture at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. She began her professional activities in the Comisión Ordenadora del Uso del Suelo del Estado de Yucatán (English: Commission of order of the use of land of the State of Yucatán) and then started her own architectural practice.

Political career[edit]

In 2007, the governor of Yucatán, Ivonne Ortega appointed Araujo as managing director of the Instituto de Vivienda del Estado de Yucatán (English: Housing Institute of the State of Yucatán), position she held until 2009, when she resigned to be nominated candidate to federal deputy by Third Federal Electoral District of Yucatán, in which she was elected to the period 2009 - 2012 in the LXI Legislature of the Congress of the Union.[2]

On December 16, 2010, Yucatán's PRI announced her nomination as candidate of unity for the Municipal president of Mérida, Yucatán;[3] thus, on January 6, 2010 she asked and obtained a leave as member of the Chamber of Deputies.[4] On May 21, 2010 Araujo received the document that appointed her as winner in the elections; she took office on July 1. She became the first female member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party to rule the city.[5] With her election, she ended 19 years of government of National Action Party in Mérida.[6]

In September 2010, Araujo and the governor Ivonne Ortega, led "Tócate", a campaign against breast cancer.[7]

On January 19, 2012,[citation needed] after 18 months as mayor of Mérida, Araujo left office to register as candidate for a seat in the Senate of the Republic in the next Federal elections of Mexico in July 1, 2012.


  1. ^ "Semblanza de la candidata ganadora". Diario de Yucatán. May 21, 2010. Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "¿Quién es Angélica Araujo Lara?". El Economista. May 17, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  3. ^ "Angélica Araujo representa la unidad del PRI, dicen en su destape". Diario de Yucatán. December 16, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Obtienen licencia otras tres diputadas juanitas". El Universal. January 6, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  5. ^ "Una nueva administración municipal". La Revista. July 1, 2010. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Angélica Araujo ya es alcaldesa electa". Punto Medio. May 16, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "De nuevo juntas en la campaña "Tócate"". Diario de Yucatan. September 29, 2010. Archived from the original on September 30, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.

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