Newly appointed Mexican Secretary of Infrastructure,  Communications and Transportation. Photo:  Gobierno de México


Jorge Nuño Lara will become the new head of Mexico’s Secretariat of Infrastructure,  Communications and Transportation (SICT), replacing Jorge Arganis, who is leaving office due to health issues, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced Wednesday, Oct. 9.

“Jorge Nuño is going to take charge of the Secretariat of Communications and Infrastructure: he is going to be the next secretary,” López Obrador said during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace, adding that Nuño Lara will probably take office on Tuesday, Nov. 15., or at the end of the month due to the health concerns of Arganis.

López Obrador clarified that Arganis will continue to be a part of his administration, but now as an advisor to the presidency and as the supervisor of the reconstruction of the currently inoperative Secretariat of Communications and Public Works Center (SCOP), located on the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s (UNAM) campus.

In September, Arganis took sick leave from the post of SICT head and has not returned.

Nuño Lara has served as deputy head of infrastructure at the SICT since April 1, 2021.

During this administration, he also served as head of the Investment Unit in the  Finance Secretariat.

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