Marisela Morales

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Marisela Morales
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Marisela Morales (left of center) at the 2011 International Women of Courage Award with Hillary Clinton (right) and Michelle Obama (left)
Attorney General (Mexico)
In office
1 April 2011 – 30 November 2011
President Felipe Calderón
Preceded by Arturo Chávez
Succeeded by Jesus Murillo Karam
Personal details
Born (1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 48)
Mexico City[1]
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico

Marisela Morales Ibáñez is a former Attorney General of Mexico. She was born in Mexico City and graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico with a degree in law before completing a master's degree in criminal science from the National Institute of Criminal Sciences.[2] On March 31, 2011, she was appointed by President Felipe Calderón to replace Arturo Chávez as the Attorney General of Mexico.[3] Upon being confirmed by the Senate,[1] she become the 42nd Attorney General, and the first female to hold the position.[3] Prior to her appointment to the office of Attorney General, she served as the Assistant Attorney General for Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime.[citation needed] She has been praised for her work by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama, and received the 2011 International Women of Courage Award.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Simonnet, Carole (April 7, 2011). "Alistan ratificación de Morales en PGR" (in Spanish). Agencia Reforma. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  2. Attorney General of Mexico (7 April 2011). "Marisela Morales, Titular de la Procuraduría General de la República" (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Malkin, Elizabeth (March 31, 2011). "Mexico: Woman Picked to Fight Cartels". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  4. Llana, Sara Miller (April 1, 2011). "Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved April 1, 2011.