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The former Mexican governor who lived in a bunker with bulletproof walls and windows and a secret passageway to escape

Silvano Aureoles, former governor of the western Mexican state of Michoacan Between 2011 and 2021, he lived in a bunker set up with bulletproof walls and windows, as well as a secret passageway as an escape route.

The current Government of Michoacan, led by Alfredo Ramírez, emanated from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena), opened the doors of the exclusive area of ​​the Goverment house, in the south of the city of Morelia, capital of Michoacan, to show the bunker that Silvano Aureoles, one of the most critical politicians of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, used for the last five years.

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The residence was built in 1988 and a total of ten former governors have lived there with their families and dispatched, of which seven are part of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and three of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), the latter, to which Aureoles belongs.

Photograph of the courtyard of the Government House that is now used as a cultural venue in Morelia, Michoacán state. (EFE / Ivan Villanueva).

Government house workers told Efe that the room occupied by the former PRD governor is known as “The Bunker”, as it has shielding on its walls, ceiling and windows, unlike the other seven that make up the property, of which three are destined for the servitude that attended to the leaders 24 hours a day.

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“The Bunker”Is made up of three pieces or sections, with an area of ​​approximately 120 square meters, whose access is through a wooden door followed by another fully armored one.

In the first section is the area for the governor’s living room and bedroom, divided only by a stone wall.

In front of the space that the president’s bed would occupy, there is a wooden piece of furniture that resembles being the support of a television screen, which has an electronic mechanism that moves it on the floor at least one meter, to open a secret passage. as an escape route, and whose exit is protected by another armored door, close to a basketball court and a corridor that leads to the official heliports.

The second section of “El Búnker” consists of a space of 15 square meters, with wooden and glass cabinets, fully illuminated, as well as two drawers for storing watches or jewelery.

The bathroom in the main bedroom of the Government House.  (EFE / Ivan Villanueva).

The bathroom in the main bedroom of the Government House. (EFE / Ivan Villanueva).

The third piece is 25 square meters where a spa was set up that includes two sauna baths, a Jacuzzi, two showers and a toilet.

Michoacán Government personnel revealed that Silvano Aureoles lived in the Government House with his two daughters and three dogs, although on some occasions he had the company of his mother or brothers.

The rest of the Government House, that is, the public area, is made up of four meeting rooms, with bathrooms and a kitchen, as well as administrative offices and the governor’s office.

The private area includes three helipads, a tennis court and a basketball court, two pools, an event room, two dining rooms, a terrace, a balcony, three jacuzzis, 10 restrooms and a gym area that was found empty.


The former governors who inhabited the residence were Genovevo Figueroa (1988-1992), Eduardo Villaseñor (1992), Ausencio Chávez Hernández (1992-1996), Víctor Manuel Tinoco (1096-2002), Lázaro Cárdenas (2002-2008), Leonel Godoy (2008-2012), Fausto Vallejo (2012-2013 and 2013-2014), Jesús Reyna (2013), Salvador Jara (2014-2015) and Silvano Aureoles (2015-2021).

A secret passage in the Government House that is now used as a cultural enclosure.  (EFE / Ivan Villanueva).

A secret passage in the Government House that is now used as a cultural enclosure. (EFE / Ivan Villanueva).

All, according to the versions of the employees who have seen the leaders parade, made modifications and adjustments to their liking.

The current governor, Alfredo Ramírez, a man close to President López Obrador, announced that he will continue to live in his private home, so the official residence will be used only for official events or cultural activities open to the public.

Former Governor Silvano Aureoles denounced during his administration that in the recent past he discovered an organized crime plan to assassinate him, although he did not reveal which criminal group was behind it.

Aureoles also accused that Michoacán experienced the interference of drug trafficking in the elections for governor of the state, during the day of June 6, in favor of the current president Alfredo Ramírez, who has rejected the accusations on several occasions.

It is worth mentioning that the Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), La Nueva Familia Michoacana, Tepalcatepec, Los Reyes de Zicuirán, Los Correa and the Antigua Familia Michoacana cartels operate in Michoacán, which dispute control of drug production and trafficking, as well as well as other illegal activities such as kidnapping and extortion of merchants.


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