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María del Rosario Green Macías (31 March 1941[1] – 25 November 2017)[2] was a Mexican economist, diplomat and politician.

Rosario Green
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
January 1998 – 30 November 2000
PresidentErnesto Zedillo
Preceded byJosé Ángel Gurría
Succeeded byJorge Castañeda Gutman
Personal details
María del Rosario Green Macías

(1941-03-31)31 March 1941
Mexico City, Mexico
Died25 November 2017(2017-11-25) (aged 76)
Mexico City, Mexico
Political partyPartido Revolucionario Institucional
Alma materUNAM
ProfessionProfessor, Diplomat, Politician

She served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Ernesto Zedillo (President of Mexico, 1994–2000). She was also the Secretary General of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from 2005 to 2006, and a Senator for the 2006–2012 period.


Rosario Green held a degree in International Affairs from the UNAM and a master's degree in economics from El Colegio de México and Columbia University where she did postgraduate research on Latin American studies. She was awarded two doctorates honoris causa in the United States. The first one in Humanistic Sciences at the College of New Rochelle (New York) and the second one in Law from Tufts University (Massachusetts).

Professional careerEdit

Green Macías has been a faculty member of UNAM, Colegio de México and the Universidad Iberoamericana and director of the Matías Romero Institute of Diplomatic Studies at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs as well as president of Fundación Colosio. She was Ambassador to East Germany, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, sub-secretary of Foreign Affairs, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues at the United Nations,[3] and senator for her party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

During the Zedillo administration, she served as the country's first female Secretary of Foreign Affairs (January 1998 to November 2000). In 2000 she signed a joint declaration for cooperation in the war against drug-trafficking with Igor Ivanov, the head of Russian Foreign Affairs. She represented Zedillo at the ceremony of change of government of Macau when sovereignty changed from Portugal to the Chinese government. She was also involved in the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the European Union.

During the Vicente Fox administration, she served as Mexico's ambassador to Argentina. On 30 September 2005, Green succeeded Elba Esther Gordillo as general secretary of the PRI. In the general election of 2 July 2006, she was elected to the Senate as the number-one candidate on the PRI's PR list.

Rosario Green was the First Director (2005–2006) and Visiting Professor of the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.[citation needed]


  • Estado y banca transnacional en México
  • Los mitos de Milton Friedman
  • La deuda externa de México
  • De la abundancia a la escasez de créditos
  • Lecciones de Deuda Externa de México: 1983–1997


  1. ^ "Rosario – Redpolítica móvil". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Rosario Green – Que Es, Significado, Concepto y Definición". Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-11-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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