Carlos María Abascal Carranza : biography
Carlos María Abascal Carranza (born Mexico City, June 14, 1949 - Mexico City, December 2, 2008) was a Mexican lawyer and the Secretary of the Interior in the cabinet of Vicente Fox. He is the son of the writer Salvador Abascal, famous for his synarchist ideas.
Carlos Abascal studied law at Mexico City's Escuela Libre de Derecho, graduating in 1973 with a thesis entitled "Relations between Spiritual Power and Temporal Power", in which he stated, inter alia, that "democracy is a farce that has been used by Freemasons in Mexico... to make a confused and disoriented majority believe that its will is being done". He later pursued business management studies at the IPADE. For about thirty years he worked for Afianzadora Insurgentes where he began as messenger and trainee in the legal area and ended as Director and CEO. He retired from Afianzadora Insurgentes in August 2000.
Abascal was one of President Vicente Fox's key cabinet members. In 2000 Fox appointed Abascal as Secretary of Labor. In 2005, following Santiago Creel's resignation, Abascal was appointed Secretary of the Interior.President Vicente Fox names Carlos Abascal Carranza to Replace Santiago Creel at interior secretariat, findarticles entry
He was opposed to some birth control methods such as abortion and the contraceptive pill. Link is t to WorldWide Religious News, but report is by Reuters He spoke out against "liberal" literature, including the novel Aura by Carlos Fuentes, He died on December 2, 2008 of stomach cancer at the age of 59
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