Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (born 13 January 1969) is a Mexican writer, journalist, researcher, and the wife of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Personal life and education
Gutiérrez Müller was born in Mexico City, the daughter of Juan Gutiérrez Canet and Nora Beatriz Müller Bentjerodt, a German Chilean. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from the Ibero-American University Puebla in 1998, with her thesis Regulación del uso de los medios de comunicación en leyes electorales federales (Regulation of the use of the media in federal electoral laws). She also graduated with a master's degree from the same university in 2002 with her thesis El arte de la memoria en la Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España (The art of the memory in the True History of the Conquest of New Spain). On top of this, she's also a singer, and has other written works, including La Tierra Prometida. After graduation, she worked as a journalist for El Universal while she lived in Puebla. She eventually joined the Mexico City government during Andrés Manuel López Obrador's period as Head of Government of Mexico City. It is during this time that they met. On 16 October 2006, she married López Obrador and in April 2007, Jesús Ernesto López Gutiérrez was born (her firstborn, López Obrador's fourth). In spite of her being the wife of the incumbent President of Mexico, Gutiérrez Müller has rejected the title of First Lady of Mexico for being a "role with no concrete functions or responsibilities.
Saying first lady is something from upper class": Beatriz Gutiérrez
Beatriz Gutiérrez wants to transform the role of the first lady of Mexico, contributing with all her academic background to the cultural growth of the country
After the possession of Andrés Manuel López Obrador last December 1st, his wife Beatriz Gutiérrez, has begun to attract the attention of different media. Not because of being the new first lady of Mexico, but because of her academic preparation and her rejection of the first lady's name. It was she who, during the presidential campaign of AMLO, publicly said that she preferred to be called "Obrador's partner" or "Obrador's wife" since for her the title of the first lady is classist. "In Mexico, we do not want women to be first or second class, with all due respect to women who have been in that role before, to say the first lady is something of the upper class," she said during the presidential campaign of AMLO. Her role will be, according to El Espectador, to direct the Honorary Council of the National Coordination of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico. There, she will be responsible for recovering the national treasures with the aim of strengthening the historical memory of the country. On the other hand, Beatriz is the one who speaks to Obrador's ear when making decisions. For example, when AMLO proposed to reduce its security scheme, it was she who made Obrador change its position and end up accepting the protection measures provided by the State. Lopez Obrador said that it will be guarded by 10 men and 10 women with university studies. Some users offered thanks to Beatriz Gutiérrez for having managed to get AMLO to accept security. This is reported by the aforementioned media. And no wonder, Mexico is one of the countries where violence is overwhelmed. In July 2018, as indicated by the latest figures from the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, there were 2,599 intentional homicides. Added to this problem is the war between drug cartels that fight to control the routes of cocaine that is shipped to the US, the number one customer.
An intellectual woman
Beatriz Gutiérrez has published several books, among which are: Long live the sun, Legends and songs, Manuscript of secrets, Filipo or Giordano Bruno, History of a council and other stories, and A day at night. She also shares chronicles and poems in his social networks. Her academic journey begins in Puebla, the city where she grew up. There she studied Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana, then, in the same educational institution, she did a Master's Degree in Ibero-American Literature. After finishing his master's degree, he enrolled in the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) to do a doctorate in Literary Theory. In her professional life, she has practiced journalism in El Universal de Puebla, Nexos and Argos Comunicación and the producer of the journalist Epigmenio Ibarra. In the hands of AMLO, when she was mayor of the Federal District, she served as the advisor to the City Government's Dissemination Department. Her performance led her to a higher degree, holding the position of International Affairs Adviser. This is reported by the magazine Caras de México.
The first lady that comes out and the one that comes in
According to Infobae, Angelica Rivera and Beatriz Gutiérrez are polar opposites. Angelica was dedicated as the first lady in the Government of Enrique Peña Nieto to travel abroad, buy clothes and go to parties and, as the main goal, to prepare to star, once finished the mandate of her husband, a Mexican novel. Meanwhile, Gutiérrez finished with honors his thesis on Francisco de Quevedo's interpretation of the Book of Job. Her degree option earned her the title of doctor. Now she will be in charge of recovering the historical memory of the country and of contributing to strengthening freedom of expression as a journalist. Thus, Beatriz Gutiérrez will be, with all her academic training and experience in politics, the woman who will transform the role of the first lady of Mexico.
Beatriz Gutiérrez becomes a very special first lady
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller became today a very special first lady for the history of Mexico for her intellectual preparation, the great influence on her husband Andrés Manuel López Obrador and her commitment to play her role in the background. "Here goes our president of Mexico," Beatriz Gutiérrez wrote today on her Facebook account with a photo of her husband inside the vehicle that took them from their home to the Legislative Palace for the inauguration ceremony. 49 years old, Beatriz Gutiérrez, wearing a blue and black suit with an elegant and classic style, today accompanied her husband to the Legislative Palace for the act of taking office as president of Mexico. In the Legislative Palace, Beatriz Gutiérrez took charge of her first official task as first lady when she complied with the daughter of US President Donald Trump, Ivanka, with whom she sat next to listen to the speech of the new president. From today, Beatriz Gutiérrez will head the Honorary Council of the National Coordination of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico that intends to recover "national treasures" for the memory of the country. Writer, journalist and with a doctorate in Literary Theory by the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) with a thesis on the interpretation that Francisco de Quevedo made of the Book of Job, Beatriz Gutiérrez has resigned, however, to assume the secondary role and companion historically destined to the first ladies. Her role as the closest counselor of López Obrador will remain unchanged, but far from the focus and position that superficially have occupied the wives of Mexican presidents: the honorary presidency of the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (DIF) . She has asked to be called "companion", "wife of AMLO" or simply Beatriz, but without the title of first lady to play the role of "a partner who is in good times and bad", but "doing his as well". "In Mexico, we do not want women to be first or second class, but with respect to women who have been in that role before, to say first lady is something of a class," said Gutiérrez Müller during her husband's presidential campaign. She defines herself as "mother of a family, wife, writer, university professor and in perpetual learning" on her Twitter account. He does not hesitate to respond to those who attack them. Enter into debate with either a Nobel Prize for Literature or a former president. During the presidential campaign, he responded to Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa for criticizing López Obrador. He has also held discussions on Twitter, with renowned Mexican writer Enrique Krause and former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. At the beginning of November, she defended her husband by responding to the cover of Proceso magazine, whose title said "AMLO is isolated, the ghost of failure" and exchanged messages with the director of the weekly Rafael Rodríguez. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller was born in 1969 in Mexico City, although she lived her childhood and youth in the Mexican states of Morelia and Puebla. She is the daughter of Nora Beatriz Müller Bentjerodt of Chilean origin and German descent, and Juan Gutiérrez Canet. Its origin, during the last presidential campaign, made it known that she was the granddaughter of a Nazi genocide. The Verificado.mx project, which combats false news, reviewed its birth certificate, and verified that the maternal grandfather is Adolfo Marcelo Müller Oliphant, not Heinrich Müller. In addition, Gutiérrez Müller herself indicated in a letter addressed to Verificado 2018 that her great grandfather, Walter Müller, was born in Germany and emigrated to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua between 1892 and 1894. He worked as a journalist in the Regional Page section of the El Universal newspaper in Puebla and in the production company Argos Comunicación. In 2006, months after Lopez Obrador lost the presidential election, the couple got married, which was her and her second marriage. In April 2007 his son Jesús Ernesto was born, first of Beatriz and fourth of López Obrador. "Love is a force without which we can not live, the one who does not love is not vibrating, and the one who is not vibrating is dead, my greatest love is my son Jesus," said Gutiérrez Müller in a video recorded during the elections Presidential She is the author of poems, chronicles, stories and novels "Long live the Sun" (2011), "Old New Century, Two revolutionaries in the shadow of Madero" (2016) and "Artificial memory in the true story of the Conquest of the New Spain of Bernal Díaz del Castillo "(2018), among others.
AMLO's wife wants to be different kind of Mexican first lady
Beatriz Gutierrez Müller, the wife of President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said she wanted to be a different kind of first lady while adhering loosely to Mexico's political traditions. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) historian Sara Sefchovich told EFE that Gutierrez Müller, "just like other first ladies in the past, has asked her husband to be named to a post in an area of interest." Even though the wife of Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has said that she will not play the traditional role of first lady, she will be in charge of the National Honorary Council for the Coordination of Historical and Cultural Heritage. Traditionally, Mexican first ladies have served as the honorary presidents of the Comprehensive Family Development System (DIF), an unpaid post with ceremonial functions. Gutierrez Müller "asked her husband for a position in charge of a subject of her interest. Other first ladies, like Mrs. Lopez Mateos, Mrs. Echeverria and Mrs. Lopez Portillo, asked their husbands for a post in an area, such as education, crafts or music," Sefchovich said. Lopez Obrador said that "Beatriz has decided she doesn't want to be first lady. She respects those who have taken on the role in the past, and the wives of the ex-presidents, but those were other times." Gutierrez Müller said in a Twitter post that she would not receive a government salary or manage any budgets, adding that she planned to continue teaching and working on cultural affairs.
Mexico's first lady stirs Twitter storm with comment on kids with cancer
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican first lady Beatriz Gutierrez sparked an uproar on social media on Wednesday with a Twitter comment widely viewed as insensitive when she swatted away a question about what she was doing to help parents of children with cancer. Gutierrez published a celebratory post on the two-year anniversary of the election victory of her husband President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in July 2018. Responding to her post, Twitter user Jose David Guerra asked: “When will you personally attend to the parents of children with cancer? Thank you for your kind response.” Gutierrez responded, “I’m not a doctor, maybe you are. On you go, you help them,” in a tweet that has since been deleted but was seen by Reuters and widely retweeted. She later posted an apology in which she appeared to blame Lopez Obrador’s opponents for the huge media attention her comments drew. “My husband’s adversaries are very inquisitive!” she wrote on Twitter. “If my expression ‘I’m not a doctor’ offended anyone, I apologize... I just want to express that I am deeply human and I wish the best for everyone.” The office of the president declined to comment on the row, which threatened to take some of the shine off Lopez Obrador’s celebration of his landslide win’s anniversary. A shortage of medicines to treat cancer in children drew negative headlines for Lopez Obrador earlier this year as his government tried to overhaul the health system. Images of sick children and distraught parents criticizing the government from crowded hospital wards damaged his reputation and ate into his popularity. Gutierrez has been a strong defender of her husband, and has come under fire frequently from critics on social media. The row sparked a trending hashtag #LaBrujaDelPalacio (The Witch of the Palace), referring to the National Palace, site of the president’s offices and residence. Supporters of the first lady denounced the attacks, saying she deserved respect. Lopez Obrador himself rarely shies away from conflict with adversaries. His critics and defenders have attacked each other vigorously on Twitter since he took office in December 2018.
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller is already a National Researcher Level I of the SNI, reports Lankmark
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller will be part of the National System of Researchers (SNI) now in its Level 1, since for three years it was part of the system at the Candidate Level, reported the Deputy Directorate of Scientific Development Coordination of Support to Scholars and Researchers and the Directorate of Scientific Vocations and SIN of the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt). The also Researcher at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) appears on page 119 of the 307 that has the document of the results of the 2020 call of Conacyt and is already listed as a National Researcher Level 1. The Conacyt list was published on its website; the also wife of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador figure with the number 363982.
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, AMLO’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, the wife of newly elected Mexico president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, has maintained a fairly low profile leading up to her husband’s victory. Now, as the First Lady of Mexico, she has been propelled into the spotlight and has won the hearts of millions in Mexico. Müller has plenty of political experience under her belt, working as a communication consultant in the Federal District Government between 2001 and 2005, according to Soy Carmin. It was during that time that she met her husband Obrador, and has continued to increase her presence in the political spotlight since. She has also authored several books and has worked as a journalist for different media publications for over a decade. Here’s what you need to know about Müller: ________________________________________ 1. Müller Has a History in Politics and Journalism & Has Received a Doctorate After Her Thesis Interpreting the Book of Job The daughter of a Chilean mother, Müller was born in 1969 in Mexico City, although she spent most of her childhood growing up in Morelia and Puebla, according to Quien. She has a degree in Communication from Ibero de Puebla, and received a Master’s Degree in Ibero-American Literature. She was a journalist for over a decade, writing for publications such as Página Regional, El Universal and Argos Comunicación, Quien reports. “Between 2001 and 2005 she was an advisor to the Diffusion Department of the Federal Government and later to the International Affairs section. [She] received [her] doctorate in Literary Theory from the Autonomous Metropolitan University with a thesis on Francisco de Quevedo’s interpretation of the Book of Job,” Quien states. To obtain her Master’s Degree, Müller presented in 2002 the thesis The Art of Memory in the True History of the Conquest of New Spain, according to Animal Politico. ________________________________________ 2. She Met Her Husband in 2004, Shortly After His Late Wife Died & Has Tried Hard to Be Seen as More Than “The Wife Of” a Politician Müller met Obrador around 2004, when her (now) husband was nearing the end of his term as Head of Government of the Federal District, which he held from 2000 to 2005. According to Animal Politico, Obrador was “emerging as one of the strongest candidates for the 2006 elections.” Animal Politico reports that Obrador and Müller met shortly after Obrador’s wife died of an immune disorder in 2003. In 2007, the couple welcomed their first child, Jesus Ernesto. Long known for her attempts to differentiate herself from her husband’s political beliefs and career and establish herself as her own person, Müller devoted herself to her career, her son and her family after Ernesto was born. “Beatriz has always assumed a neutral role in which she has not wanted to be seen as ‘the wife of,’ and has devoted herself completely to her career and her family,” Soy Carmin reports. 3. Müller is Openly Supportive of Her Husband’s Election, Despite Attempting to Remain Separate From His Politics She shows unwavering support for her husband on social media, posting numerous pictures of Obrador giving speeches with Müller at his side, all captioned with supportive messages of her husband’s campaign. “We’re ready for what comes, love is the biggest force,” she captioned one picture of herself and Obrador. She also posted a caricature of her husband that stated “Hashtag Peace AMLOve,” and several pictures of herself and Obrador mingling with children and supporters. “Always together, we’re a single force. #AMLOVE,” she wrote on another picture. ________________________________________ 4. She Enjoys Poetry & Dedicated Two Books to the Nicaraguan Journalist and Poet Solón Argüello Müller has written several books, including “Long Live the Sun,” and “Old New Century: a Country Immersed in Misery and Inequality.” “After marrying AMLO, Beatriz became a frequent client of this literary pharmacy and began publishing her work, both academic and fiction. [Her] first novel, Long Live the Sun, appeared in 2012. The second, Old New Century, a year later,” according to Quien. According to Quien, Müller “left behind the Spanish Golden Age” and in recent years became very involved with Solón Argüello, a Nicaraguan journalist, poet and private secretary of Madero to whom she has dedicated two of her books. “I have found in literature the best way to be healthy; it is my social security and always has medicine,” she said at the UANLeer literary festival, where she presented Leyendas y Cantos, her first book of poems, according to Quien. ________________________________________ 5. Müller’s Husband Won the Election in Mexico, Becoming Mexico’s First Leftist President in Decades Müller’s husband, the former mayor of Mexico City, secured more than 53 percent of the vote during the election, giving him the lead to take over from the current president Enrique Pena Nieto. The 64-year-old president-elect, who is sometimes called “AMLO,” led opinion polls throughout his election campaign which saw him “promise to clean up crime and cut corruption,” according to the Independent. Obrador is the first leftist president to have control of Mexico in decades. This election was Obrador’s third bid for presidency, and he held a commanding lead in the polls ahead of the vote. He also promised to increase social spending and “pursue a different approach to crack down on drug cartels – even floating the idea of amnesty for those involved in the drug business if not accused of serious offences,” USA Today reports. Müller posted a simple celebratory meme on Facebook, thanking Mexico for the election results and her husband’s victory, accompanied by a meme stating “juntos haremos historia,” translated to English as “together we’ll
“The transformation of Mexico does not stop!”: Beatriz Gutiérrez’s emotional message to AMLO for his Third Report
After the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, present his Third Government Report, his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, He dedicated a message to him on social networks. “Keep going! !The transformation of Mexico does not stop! Congratulations to our president for everything he does for the country and for Mexicans. As always, support 24/7”Wrote the doctor. Next, he attached a photograph of both holding hands and walking in the National Palace. Until 1:00 p.m., the publication already has more than 12,000 reactions and various comments on Facebook, the majority in favor of the administration of the president. While in Instagram, the academic shared the same caption and photo that until now have more than 4,000 likes. (Photo: Galo Cañas / Cuartoscuro) President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented this Wednesday, September 1, its Third Government Report. The breakdown of the achievements and challenges that his management as head of the Federal Executive has faced, was publicly exposed as an exercise of accountability to the people of Mexico. Thus, the event took place in the Juárez campus, in the National Palace. The capacity of the event was restricted to his wife, Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller; members of his cabinet and some other special guest, for example, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum. During the presentation of the president, he did not miss the opportunity to send several messages his adversaries, calling them “neoliberal technocrats.” From the beginning of his speech he said that his administration has ended the “neoliberal farce” and noted that the transformation is irreversible. “The transformation is underway and although it is necessary to expose the great neoliberal farce and sponsoring the change of mentality of the people because that is the closest thing to the essential and the irreversible. Too We are banishing vices and dishonest practices in the government. A decisive measure was to stop the privatization trend in its tracks; concessions were no longer given to individuals in mines, water, hospitals, ports, railways, beaches, prisons and public works. But, most importantly, we have stopped privatizations in the energy sector: in oil and electricity.” He recounted his accomplishments as he smiled and sent a message to his detractors. However, he pointed out that his government does not persecute opponents or pressure journalists and the media. The president also dedicated a large part of his report to highlighting the achievements in economic matters and the defense that his administration has made of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). It was within this framework that he announced that during this month of September he will send to the Congress of the Union a reform of the country’s electricity sector. “This month I am going to send Congress a constitutional reform initiative that will make it possible to repair the enormous damage caused by privatization”, he assured. He stressed that the investment that his government is making in the refineries of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in just under three years amounts to 33,500 million pesos and said that next year the Dos Bocas refinery in Paraíso, Tabasco, which will be capable of producing 340.00 barrels per day. President’s wife travels Europe on quest to retrieve historical artifacts President López Obrador revealed Monday that he had instructed his wife to ask Austrian authorities to lend Mexico an elaborate headdress that is believed to have belonged to the Aztec emperor at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller met Monday with the president of Austria, where the penacho de Moctezuma (Moctezuma’s headdress) – made of feathers from the quetzal and other birds – is on display at the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna. “With the intention of obtaining Mexican historical and archaeological pieces to be exhibited in our country during the bicentenary of independence [in 2021], Beatriz visited the president of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen,” López Obrador wrote in a Twitter post above a picture of his wife and the head of state. “I recommended that she insist on the penacho de Moctezuma, although it’s an almost impossible mission given that they’ve appropriated it completely to the extent that they didn’t even lend it to [Emperor] Maximilian … when they invaded us and imposed the so-called Second Mexican Empire,” he said in a second post. Austria’s possession of the headdress, whose provenance has been disputed, has long been a source of tension with Mexico. The penacho is among a range of Mexican artifacts held by the European nation.
Müller, left, with Brigitte Macron in Paris. In an Instagram post on Monday, Gutiérrez wrote that the Austrian National Library is in possession of a “great collection” of Mexican artifacts including the Venice Codex, a pictorial document dating back to the 14th century. She also said the governments of Mexico and Austria had signed an agreement to allow digital access to the latter’s collection. “This agreement will allow all Mexicans to see the digitalized collection of this historic and extremely important European library. Humanity’s cultural heritage is shared, … it belongs to everyone, not to a private individual,” Gutiérrez wrote. Earlier in her European trip, Gutiérrez met in Paris with Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, where she also attended the opening of an exhibition focused on the culture of Mexico’s Olmec civilization. The president’s wife, who has broken with tradition and not adopted the title of first lady, also met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome and Pope Francis in Vatican City. She delivered a letter from López Obrador to Mattarella in which he asked Italy to lend Mexico the Florentine and Cospi codices for exhibitions in 2021, which will also mark the 500th anniversary of the Conquest of Mexico led by Hernán Cortés and the 700th anniversary of the founding of Tenochtitlán, the Aztec or Mexica capital that stood on the land where modern day Mexico City is located. The president also wrote to Pope Francis to ask for the Catholic Church to offer a public apology to Mexico’s indigenous people for the “atrocities” committed during the Conquest. López Obrador has previously written to both the pope and the King of Spain asking that they apologize for the indignities suffered by the native peoples, but without success. Meanwhile, the president of the Mexican Employers Federation (Coparmex) criticized López Obrador and Gutiérrez for bringing up “painful” events from the past while the latter is in Europe. “In the 21st century reliving episodes that were painful, that were part of a historical context, seems like a bit of a pointless adventure. We have to build pride in our history,” Gustavo de Hoyos told a virtual press conference. The Coparmex chief also criticized López Obrador for not traveling more to meet with world leaders and promote Mexico’s interests abroad. It’s all well and good for government ministers or the president’s wife to travel overseas but international relations must also be conducted by the president because there are certain things that only he can do, de Hoyos said. He said that López Obrador’s meeting with United States President Donald Trump in Washington – during the Mexican leader’s only foreign trip since he took office in late 2018 – was a clear example that “these kind of actions” can yield good results.