19 July 2024
Claudia Sheinbaum

Since Claudia Sheinbaum was announced as the winner of Mexico’s president’s election, she has been the major talking point for everyone. As a widespread discussion about the newly-elect president of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum’s personal life has come under the scrutiny of the people. Meanwhile, Claudia Sheinbaum’s religion, family background, and parents, have become the focal points. Nevertheless, several questions are swirling among the people of Mexico about Claudia Sheinbaum as several false theories have surfaced on the internet following her party’s mandate in the presidential election. One such story was that Claudia Sheinbaum is a secret Christian and the other was she is a Bulgarian Jewish. Although everything was senseless and bogus still many people got perplexed. In this column, we have primarily talked about Mexico’s first women president’s family. To know more about her, go through the article till the end. Swipe down.

Claudia Sheinbaum

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For the unversed, Claudia Sheinbaum was born into a well-educated Mexican family. Claudia Sheinbaum’s parents are said to be renowned scientists. Speaking of her father, Carlos Sheinbaum Yoselevitz is a renowned businessman and chemical engineer who is widely known in the leather tanning industry while her mother Annie Pardo Cemo is also a Mexican, cell biologist. Her mother has specialized in the extracellular matrix. Nevertheless, Mexico’s president’s mother also has been conferred with the National Prize for Arts and Sciences for her contribution to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI). Like her parents, Claudia Sheinbaum is also a scientist and she apparently shares a close bond with her father and mother. Apparently, her parents have played a key role in her political success, they always have been supportive pillars to her.

Many are also getting curious about Claudia Sheinbaum’s family background. The newly elected president comes from a Jewish family. Her father Carlos Sheinbaum Yoselevitz’s background has been traced to an Ashkenazi Jewish family while her mother Annie Pardo Cemo’s family background is traced to Sephardic Jewish. There were rumors that Claudia Sheinbaum is Bulgarian but the reality is two of her four grandparents immigrated from Bulgaria to Mexico while the other two immigrated from Lithuania. The reports further claimed Claudia’s paternal grandparents came from Lithuania in the 1920s while her maternal grandparents came to Mexico from Sofia, Bulgaria in the 1940s.

Moreover, the reason for Claudia Sheinbaum’s grandparent’s migration from Bulgaria to Mexico was to escape the Holocaust during the Second World War in the 1940s. As the Mexican president has Jewish roots, she often has been seen celebrating Jewish holidays with her brother Julio and sister Adriana. As mentioned above, Claudia Sheinbaum’s both parents are highly educated and well-acknowledged, her mother Annie Pardo Cemo studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s and Ph.D degrees as well in Biochemistry from the same university. It is said that Anni moved to the US after her education, for research at Washington University located in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois University located in Chicago.


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Annie received the National Prize for Arts and Science in Natural Sciences and Physical Mathematics for her research in lung-related diseases, aging, and biochemistry. Claudia Sheinbaum’s father Carlos studied at the National School of Chemical Sciences where he gained a chemical engineering degree. He stepped into the leather tanning industry with his company Sintacrom de Mexico. Unfortunately, Claudia Sheinbaum’s father Carlos died in September 2013 at the age of 80. A few years ago, Claudia Sheinbaum’s mother Annie was involved in the Panama Paper leak scandal. Stay tuned.

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