Marisela Morales Ibañez

Mexican lawyer

Marisela Morales Ibáñez is a Mexican lawyer. She was Attorney General of Mexico.[1] In 2011 she received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State.[2][3]

Marisela Morales
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Marisela Morales Ibañez, Assistant Attorney General for Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime in Mexico (left of center) at the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards with Hillary Clinton (right) and Michelle Obama (left)
Attorney General (Mexico)
In office
1 April 2011 – 30 November 2011
PresidentFelipe Calderón
Preceded byArturo Chávez
Succeeded byJesus Murillo Karam
Personal details
Born (1970-03-01) March 1, 1970 (age 51)
Mexico City
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico

Life and workEdit

Morales was born in Mexico City. She got a degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She finished a master's degree in criminal science from the National Institute of Criminal Sciences.[1]

After Morales finished school, she was the Assistant Attorney General for Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime. On March 31, 2011, President Felipe Calderón named Morales as the Attorney General of Mexico.[4][5][6]


  • International Women of Courage Award, 2011[5][3]

Other websitesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Attorney General of Mexico (7 April 2011). "Marisela Morales, Titular de la Procuraduría General de la República" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 April 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. Llana, Sara Miller (April 1, 2011). "Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Women of Courage 2011".
  4. Malkin, Elizabeth (March 31, 2011). "Mexico: Woman Picked to Fight Cartels". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2011 International Women of Courage Award Winners".
  6. "International Women of Courage Awards". 10 March 2011.