AMLO regrets the death of Enrique Dussel: “He always helped us build this transformation movement”

Enrique Dussel was also a professor, historian, theologian and "a critical thinker", AMLO said.  Photo: X/@CAcademicaINFP
Enrique Dussel was also a professor, historian, theologian and “a critical thinker,” AMLO said. Photo: X/@CAcademicaINFP

During the morning conference this Monday, November 6, the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador mourned the death of the professor and philosopher Enrique Dussel Ambrosiniwho died on Sunday at the age of 88.

“I want to send my deepest condolences to the entire family of the philosopher, our friend and companion Enrique Domingo Dussel, who died yesterday (…) Professor, theologian, philosopher, historian, professor, critical thinker, former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM)…” said AMLO.

The president recognized that Dussel’s contributions to the UACM were a fundamental factor in raising his academic level and that it was also essential at times when the capital’s educational institution stopped working for different reasons.

“There he taught classes and the young people of the university proposed that he be the rector and that in this way the problem would be solved. There was a consensus that the problem would be resolved with his arrival at the Rectory. And the conflict was resolved and there was no problem again (…) Always, always helped buildas millions of Mexicans did, this transformation movement”Lopez Obrador recalled.

Dussel's thinking was key to shaping AMLO's 4T ideology.  Photo: X/@@PartidoMorenaMx
Dussel’s thinking was key to shaping AMLO’s 4T ideology. Photo: X/@@PartidoMorenaMx

It was Enrique Dussel Peters, philosopher’s son, who announced the news on his social networks. “Everyone is very sad: Today, November 5, 2023 at 8:50 p.m., Enrique Domingo Dussel Ambrosini passed away., husband, father, grandfather, professor, theologian, philosopher, historian, professor and critical thinker. May you rest in peace,” the Facebook post reads.

Enrique Dussel Ambrosini born in Mendoza ArgentinaDecember 24, 1934. Study Fine arts for five years in his native country, but then he entered the National University of Cuyo to study Philosophy, a discipline that always fascinated him. He also studied History and Theology at the Complutense University of Madrid, at the Sorbonne in France, at the Archive of the Indies in Seville and at the Catholic Institute of Paris.

In Germany he met his wife Johanna Peterswith whom he had his two children: Enrique Stephanus and Susanne Christine. The Argentine thinker He arrived in exile in our country in 1975 and years later he got the Mexican nationality, which allowed him to be an academic at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) and the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM), of which it was rector between 2013 and 2014.

During La Mañanera on November 6, AMLO referred to him as a character who helped build his movement in Mexico, the so-called Fourth Transformation (4T). He was referring to the fact that Enrique Dussel was one of the key philosophers in shaping ideology of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), party founded by López Obrador himself. The historian was a militant of the political group and even became Secretary of Political Training of the same.


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