Luis Videgaray Caso

Luis Videgaray Caso (born August 10, 1968) is a Mexican politician who served as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2018. Previously he was the Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, also in the cabinet of Enrique Peña Nieto, from 2012 to 2016. Prior to Peña Nieto's victory in the elections, Videgaray was General Coordinator of his campaign for the 2012 Mexican presidential election.[1] On July 11, 2012, Peña Nieto announced Videgaray as the person in charge of promoting the economic reforms and the government agenda's related topics,[2] and on September 4, he named Videgaray as co-head of the team that set policy direction for the new government that took office on December 1, 2012.

Luis Videgaray Caso
Videgaray in 2017
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico
In office
4 January 2017  30 November 2018
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byClaudia Ruiz Massieu
Succeeded byMarcelo Ebrard
Secretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico
In office
1 December 2012  7 September 2016
PresidentEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byJosé Antonio Meade
Succeeded byJosé Antonio Meade
President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party of the State of Mexico
In office
8 April 2011  21 July 2011
Preceded byRicardo Aguilar Castillo
Succeeded byRaúl Domínguez Rex
Member of the Congress of the Union
Plurinominal
In office
1 September 2009  29 March 2011
Succeeded bySilva Fernández Martínez
Secretary of Administration of the State of Mexico
In office
15 September 2005  31 March 2009
GovernorEnrique Peña Nieto
Preceded byLuis Miranda Nava
Succeeded byRaúl Murrieta Cummings
Personal details
Born (1968-08-10) 10 August 1968 (age 53)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party
EducationMexico Autonomous Technological Institute
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology

In September 2016, a week after the visit of U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexico City to meet with President Peña Nieto, Videgaray resigned as finance minister. Videgaray was replaced as finance minister by José Antonio Meade Kuribreña the man Videgaray had replaced from President Felipe Calderón's administration.[3]

Until June 21, 2011, Videgaray was President of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI) of the State of Mexico.[4][5] He served as Federal Deputy elected by the proportional representation principle for the 5th Circumscription, which includes the states of Colima, Michoacán, Hidalgo and the State of Mexico, he was also President of the Budget and Public Account Commission of the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress and General Coordinator of Eruviel Avila's campaign for Governor of the State of Mexico.[6]

Emilio Lozoya Austin, former head of PEMEX, accused Videgaray Caso in July 2020 of responsibility for a MXN $52 million bribery scandal related to Odebrecht in 2012-2014.[7][8] On 2021 he was disqualified to take any public role in his country.[9]