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Enrique Peña Nieto

President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto

Profession: President of Mexico

Nationality:
Mexico
Mexican

Why Famous: Nieto, commonly referred to as EPN, was President of Mexico from December 2012 to November 2018. Prior to this, he had been Governor of the State of Mexico; among other national and local roles.

His tenure as president has been criticized broadly, with several high-profile failures under his watch, as well as allegations of corruption and media bias. Despite this, EPN's concrete efforts have been heralded as positive: breaking up monopolies, reforming public education, etc.

Born: July 20, 1966
Birthplace: Atlacomulco, State of Mexico, Mexico
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 2012-07-05 Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party is elected President of Mexico after a recount following irregularities
  • 2012-07-08 Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Peña Nieto's win in the country's presidential election
  • 2012-12-01 Enrique Peña Nieto sworn in as President of Mexico
  • 2016-01-08 Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, six months after he escaped prison
  • 2019-01-15 Witness in El Chapo trial claims former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted $100 million bribe from the drug cartel head

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