By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died at his home in Houston, late Friday, Nov. 30, just eight months after the death of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.
Bush, born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 194, was a lifelong Republic who served as president from 1989 to 1993.
He was the father of George W. Bush, the United States’ 43rd president.
The son of a U.S. senator, Bush was a Navy pilot in World War II, where he served in 58 combat missions.
He later made his fortune in the Texas oil industry.
Before being elected president, he served as a congressman and as head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
He likewise served two terms under Ronald Reagan as vice president.
During his four-year term, Bush initiated the Gulf War, heralded in the end of the Cold War and shepherded a rapprochement with Moscow.
He was also instrumental in the overthrow of Panamanian President Manuel Noriega in 1989.
President Bush was also the U.S. signatory for the now-defunct North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was tentatively replaced by the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (UNMCA) on the same day as his death in a trilateral signing between the heads of state of Mexico, the United States and Canada during the G-20 in Argentina.
In his later years, Bush suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which forced him to use a wheelchair to get around.
Bush is survived by his sons George, Jeb (former governor of Florida), Neil, Marvin and daughter Dorothy, as well as 17 grandchildren.
He also had another daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump, along with other world leaders, and former U.S. President Barack Obama expressed their condolences and admiration for the legacy that Bush left behind late Friday night.
Mexico also expressed condolences through the Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE) in the early afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 1, shortly after Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s swearing-in as president.