He was governor of his state and ran many offices for previous presidents. After losing the 2000 presidential election by a small margin he retired from politics, the first PRI presidential candidate to lose an election in 70 years.
His wife, Teresa Uriarte de Labastida, was director of UNAM's Institute of Aesthetics Research.
FranciscoLabastida Ochoa (born August 14, 1942 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who lost the 2000 presidential election to Vicente Fox by less than 6% of the vote.
He was born to Gloria Ochoa de Labastida and Dr. Eduardo Labastida Kofahl.
His wife, Dr. Teresa Uriarte, was director of UNAM's Institute of Aesthetics Research.
FranciscoLabastida was born in the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, and graduated from the National University of Mexico with a degree in economics.
FranciscoLabastida: I was born in a small village of 15,000 inhabitants that grew into a city of 250 thousand as a result of the construction of a dam that irrigates 200 million hectares.
FranciscoLabastida: The treaty has worked for Mexico, the United States, and Canada, contributing to the fact that bilateral commerce has gone from $88 billion in 1993 to $226 billion last year, which is an increase of close to 150%.
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