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The controversies that surrounded the deceased governor of Puebla, Miguel Barbosa, during his political life

the governor of mexican state of PueblaMiguel Barbosa, died this Tuesday at the age of 63 due to a heart attack, which complicated his diminished state of health due to diabetes, a chronic degenerative disease that he had suffered for several years.

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Barbosa had an extensive political career, which was marked by several scandals during his career.

He began his political adventures in the ranks of the once-government Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) at the age of 18 in 1977, later becoming an active member of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in 1994.

Barbosa had a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

In addition, he was a federal deputy in the period 2000-2003 and a Senator between 2012 and 2018.

During that period, he was coordinator of the PRD, although some time later and while retaining his position, he resigned from that party to become a member of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), of which he was its coordinator in 2017.

Then he launched to dispute the candidacy to seek the governorship of Puebla in 2018, an election that was controversial due to the closeness of votes he had with the deceased governor, Martha Erika Alonso Hidalgo, who was proclaimed in office on December 14, 2018.

However, the governor lost her life in a plane crash on December 24, 2018 along with her husband and former governor of Puebla, Rafael Moreno Valle, in a helicopter crash.

The accident caused the political life of Puebla to change and the election had to be repeated in 2019, the year in which Miguel Barbosa ran again and won the governorship against Enrique Cárdenas, National Action (PAN) candidate, by a difference of 10 points.


Barbosa Huerta also generated controversy by describing the death of the governors as “punishment of God” or “assassination” the fact that the helicopter in which the political actors were traveling fell, together with the phrase “accompanied by you (citizens) we won on July 1, because I won, they stole it from me, but God punished them”.

In addition, in 2020 when the covid-19 pandemic began, he mentioned “that it was a disease of the rich”, because they had the resources to travel to other parts of the world and could contract the virus.

Barbosa, who died a day before his fourth government report, was originally from the municipality of Tehuacán. Because the politician suffered from chronic diabetes in 2013 his right leg was amputated.

Source: Elcomercio

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