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Gabriela Cuevas Barron (born April 3, 1979) is a Mexican politician. She is the current President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and a current senator for Mexico.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron
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President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Assumed office
Preceded bySaber Hossain Chowdhury
Senator of Mexico
Assumed office
1 December 2012
Member of the Chamber of Deputies from Mexico City's District X
In office
1 September 2009 – 31 August 2012
Preceded byMaría Gabriela González Martínez
Succeeded byAgustín Barrios Gómez Segués
Deputy for Mexico
In office
31 August 2003 – 27 August 2001
Personal details
Born (1979-04-03) 3 April 1979 (age 40)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyNational Regeneration Movement (2018–present)
Other political
National Action Party (1995–2018)
Independent[A] (2018)
Academic background
Alma materAutonomous Technical Institute of Mexico
Academic work
DisciplinePolitical science

Personal life and educationEdit

Cuevas, at the age of 15, became interested in public service as a result of undertaking scholarly Catholic missionary work in and around Mexico. After getting, by her free own self, a keen eye for what she strongly felt as corruption in and out rural and urban Mexican towns that she visited doing her school missionary work; having just 15 years, she decided to start and continue to devote and focus her life on the merely social aspect of such a Catholic missionary work; this, by becoming active in Mexican politics as well as in, as she grew up, in several NGOs.[citation needed]

Since being just a 15-year-old girl from the city, her inner focus and determination to serve others has propelled her to a career as a public servant of the highest standards and commitments,now, in 2017, not just within the ins and outs of her country, but by managing to get the election and seal of approval of an unprecedented continental scale.[citation needed]

Cuevas Barron majored in political science at the Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico (ITAM).[1]

She is a second cousin to the wives of Alfredo del Mazo Maza, governor of the State of Mexico, and José Antonio Meade, the Institutional Revolutionary Party's 2018 presidential candidate for Mexico.[2]

Political careerEdit

Cuevas has been an active and politically involved person and PAN member since 1994. She has occupied different positions inside her political party including head of the PAN in Mexico city's Miguel Hidalgo area.

From 2000 to 2003 she served as federal deputy during the LVIII Legislature; then from 2003 to 2006 she served in the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District representing the PAN.

In April 2005, she and another PAN deputy, Jorge Lara, paid 2,000 MXN in order to prevent Andrés Manuel López Obrador from being jailed as he would "become a martyr" had he gone to jail during his "desafuero".[3]

In 2006 she was elected to serve as Jefe Delegacional of Miguel Hidalgo.

In 2009 she was elected as federal deputy at the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress.

In 2012 she was elected as senator at the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress.

On 18 October 2017, Cuevas Barron was elected as the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the first female from the Americas, after formally contending with Uruguayan politician, Ivonne Passada.[4]

In January 2018, Cuevas Barron left the National Action Party to join the left-wing National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) citing that the objectives of inclusion, pluralism and development were not met. She will pose as an independent for the rest of her term as a senator, until the inauguration of the LXIV Legislature of the Mexican Congress, where she will represent MORENA. The PAN claimed she left the party since she was not guaranteed a federal deputy spot through the proportional representation process.[5]


  1. ^ Will only be an "independent" for the rest of her 2012-2018 term

External linksEdit


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  3. ^ Arellano, Silvia. "En 2005, Gabriela Cuevas le pagó la fianza a AMLO". Milenio. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Gabriela Cuevas es electa presidenta de la Unión Interparlamentaria". El Financiero. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  5. ^ Langner, Ana. "Gabriela Cuevas hace oficial salida del PAN". El Economista. Retrieved 28 June 2018.