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Encyclopedia > Jorge Hank Rhon

Jorge Hank Rhon is a Mexican millionaire businessman, the owner of Mexico's largest sports betting company, Caliente. He is currently serving as the president of the municipality of Tijuana. He is the son of former Mexico City mayor Carlos Hank Gonz├ílez. A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... A presidente municipal (Spanish for municipal president) is the chief of government of municipios in Mexico. ... A municipio (Spanish for municipality) is a second-level political and administrative division in Mexico. ... Tijuana is a municipality in the Mexican state of Baja California. ... The Head of Government ( Spanish: Jefe de Gobierno) wields executive power in the Mexican Federal District (the federal district, or D.F., is the seat of national executive, legislative, and judicial power, and is largely contiguous with the core of the sprawling Mexico City conurbation). ... Carlos Hank González (1927–2001), nicknamed El Profesor (the teacher), was a Mexican politician. ...

Mr. Hank (his legal surname) is also known as an animal lover. However, his purported love for animals has been fouled by reports that many of his animals are the result of smuggling. In 1991, he was directly linked to a failed illicit deal for an endangered gorilla, but was never formally charged. His most famous customs run-in came in 1995, when he was caught carrying a suitcase full of ivory tusks, pearl vests and coats made from the skins of endangered ocelots (The Island of Jorge Hank Rhon by Josh Kun, L.A. Weekly; 2006, February 15), but Mr. Hank claimed that no law had been broken and the merchandise was legal. He was later acquitted. Type Species Troglodytes gorilla Savage, 1847 distribution of Gorilla Species Gorilla gorilla Gorilla beringei The gorilla, the largest of the living primates, is a ground-dwelling herbivore that inhabits the forests of Africa. ...

He won the Tijuana mayoral race of 2004, beating out PAN candidate Jorge Ramos, thus ending 12 years of PAN government in Tijuana. His apparent charisma and high profile lifestyle, along with the support of the general population due to his perceived generosity and charity, may have assisted him in surmounting the political disadvantage. Tijuana (Spanish [tixwana], English usually [ˌtiːəˈwɑnə]), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana; the citys current mayor is Jorge Hank Rhon of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Jorge Ramos (born March 16, 1958) is a Mexican anchor of Noticias Univision. ...

External links

Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon & "Officer Phil" Konstantin's KUSI TV 9/51 Page

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washingtonpost.com: Eccentric Candidate Faces Test in Tijuana (1621 words)
Hank is an eccentric in the establishment world of his father, who was one of the most powerful Mexican political figures of the last 50 years until his death in 2001.
Hank said he paid a $25,000 fine to the U.S. government in 1991 when a family member was caught driving a rare white tiger cub owned by Hank from the United States into Mexico.
Hank could not be more different from his opponent, Jorge Ramos, 35, a clean-cut former City Council member with 14 years of experience in Tijuana government, who wears the uniform of the earnest: a blue oxford cloth dress shirt and perfectly pressed khakis.
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