'El camino de México', Marcelo Ebrard publishes his autobiography
The Mexican foreign minister discusses parts of his personal life and political career in a new book
MORE IN THIS SECTION
Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's loyal man, recently released his book, El camino de México, where he shares aspects of his personal life and political career, and the reasons behind his desire to become the country's new president.
The official presentation of the book took place at the Palacio de la Minería Book Fair in Mexico City, where the foreign minister was accompanied by his wife, Rosalinda Bueso, and writers Elena Poniatowska and Ricardo Raphael.
In the book, as Ebrard said in a video posted on Twitter, he recounts "yesterday, now and what's next."
"Here it is, it is to share with you who I am, where I come from, what I think, what I want to do and so I am very happy with this," he said.
With more than 40 years of experience as a politician and public official (he was Head of the Government of Mexico City between 2006 and 2012), Ebrard writes on the back cover of the book that he is running for president "because no other politician has the experience and capacity to take advantage of the enormous opportunity that is now on our horizon to finally make Mexico grow, reduce poverty and become a society of well-being and shared prosperity," it reads.
The book, Ebrard said at the book presentation, is an exercise in transparency and authenticity to show himself to Mexicans as he really is, according to El País.
"The book has as its objective a message: what we have for the coming contest is what we are and what we have done. The rest does not matter. Our deeds, our life, our person, that is what we propose. The congruence is there," he added, as quoted by newspaper.