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Roberto Borge Angulo is a Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served the 7th Governor of Quintana Roo(2011-2016).[1] After the end of his term he was declared a criminal by the Mexican Government due to proven crimes of corruption during his time as governor.[2] Roberto Borge was arrested in June 5, 2017 at an Airport in Panama.[3]

Roberto Borge
Gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo.jpg
7th Governor of Quintana Roo
In office
5 April 2011 – 25 September 2016
Preceded byFélix González Canto
Succeeded byCarlos Joaquín González
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
for Quintana Roo′s 1st district
In office
1 September 2009 – 24 March 2010
Preceded bySara Ruiz Chávez
Succeeded bySusana Hurtado Vallejo
Personal details
Born (1979-12-29) 29 December 1979 (age 39)
Cozumel, Quintana Roo
NationalityFlag of Mexico.svg Mexican
Political partyInstitutional Revolutionary Party PRI logo (Mexico).svg
Spouse(s)Mariana Zorrilla Erales
Alma materMonterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education


Early life and careerEdit

Roberto Borge completed his basic studies in Cozumel, the high school and university in the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.

He has family with political background, he is nephew of Miguel Borge Martín, 3rd Governor of Quintana Roo from 1987 to 1993. He began his political career as head of public relations of the Department of Economic Development in the Quintana Roo's government from 2002 to 2003, this year he became private secretary of federal deputy Félix González Canto. In 2005, when González Canto was elected Governor, Borge kept his job as private secretary. When González Canto took office, appointed him as General Treasurer of the State and then Chief Clerk of Government. He resigned to become president of the PRI party in the state of Quintana Roo.

Borge Angulo (right) with U.S. Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne

In 2009 he was nominated candidate for federal deputy for the First Federal Electoral District of Quintana Roo. He was elected to the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress. He soon became one of the main contenders for the PRI candidacy for governor of Quintana Roo, its main contender and head in the polls was Carlos Joaquín González,[4] however, on March 24, 2010 he asked and obtained a leave as member of the Chamber of Deputies.[5] On March 26 he was fue postulate as candidate of the unity to the state government.[6]

Roberto Borge was elected in the electoral process of July 4 and received the appointment as elect- governor on July 11.[7] He took office on April 5, 2011.[8] Borge was the youngest Governor in Mexican history.[9]


Media reports indicate alleged involvement in irregular handling of public funds in their governorship through aircraft rents with stratospheric costs[10] and to be presumed owner of properties with a cost over one million dollars.[11] Civil society organizations claimed impeachment to Borge during his term as governor.[12]

Judicial proceedings against himEdit

On 31 May 2017, an arrest warrant was issued on him for money laundering. On June 4 2017, Borge was arrested at the Tocumen International Airport, Panama while about to board a plane to Paris.[13][14]

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External linksEdit


  1. ^ "Roberto Borge, séptimo gobernador constitucional de Q. Roo". El Quintanarroense. April 4, 2010. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  2. ^ McDonnell, Patrick J. "Mexico seeks extradition of yet another ex-governor facing criminal charges".
  3. ^ "Mexico fugitive ex-governor arrested". June 5, 2017 – via
  4. ^ "Carlos Joaquín encabeza preferencias en Qroo". El Universal. March 19, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Roberto José Pacheco (March 24, 2010). "Dan licencia a diputado Borge". Notimex. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  6. ^ Fernando Meraz Mejorado (March 26, 2010). "Destapa el PRI a Roberto Borge como candidato a gobernador en Quintana Roo". Milenio Diario. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
  7. ^ Fernando Meraz Mejorado (July 11, 2010). "Declaran a Roberto Borge gobernador electo de Quintana Roo". Milenio Diario. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  8. ^ "Borge Angulo asume gubernatura en Q. Roo". El Universal. April 5, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  9. ^ "Reaparece Salinas de Gortari en toma de protesta de Borge". La Jornada. April 6, 2011. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2011.
  10. ^ Águila Arreola, Carlos (September 29, 2016). "Derrochó Roberto Borge Angulo 51.2 millones de dólares en vuelos privados (Roberto Borge Angulo squanders 51.2 million in private flights)". La Jornada. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Revelan propiedades millonarias del gobernador Roberto Borge en QRoo (Revealed millionaire properties of governor Roberto Borge in Quintana Roo)". Animal Político. September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Presentan demanda de juicio político contra gobernador de Quintana Roo (Demanded impeachment against governor of Quintana Roo)". El Universal. August 18, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "Mexico fugitive ex-governor Roberto Borge arrested". BBC News. June 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "México pide la extradición de Roberto Borge, quien fue detenido antes de volar de Panamá a París" (in Spanish). Animal Politico. June 5, 2017.
Preceded by
Félix González Canto
Governor of Quintana Roo
2011 – 2016
Succeeded by
Carlos Joaquín González