Alternate senator Juan Pablo Adame dies at 38



The substitute senator Juan Pablo Adame Alemán died early this Tuesday due to the cancer he suffered. This was reported on social networks by his father, Marco Adame, former governor of the State of Morelos. “With deep pain and hope in eternal life, together with his family, my wife and my children, I share with you that my son Juan Pablo Adame rests in peace,” he published on X (formerly Twitter) minutes before two o’clock. the morning. Adame Alemán, who had been fighting his illness for some time, had announced last week through a letter sent to the Senate plenary session that he was withdrawing from political life because he had entered palliative care.

“My body has been deteriorating and due to the illness I have lost tastes as simple and basic as drinking a good glass of cold water,” read the letter sent by Adame Alemán, which was read last Wednesday in the Upper House by the Senator Josefina Vázquez Mota. The text was titled with the phrase “A glass of cold water”, and invited everyone to enjoy the small pleasures of life. In the document, the politician from the National Action Party (PAN) announced that the cancer had not subsided. “Today I enter a new stage of my life, my oncologists have been very generous with me, they have done their best to cure me until this moment, but the cancer did not give up; “It’s time to go into palliative care, we decided to take it from home.”

Juan Pablo Adame in his protest as senator for one day in September 2023.Photo: darkroom

Adame Alemán had been fighting this disease for some time. It was through social networks that he announced in April of last year that they had found cancer in his stomach. But the year before he had undergone surgery to remove a tumor in that same area. Before reaching the Senate, the politician held the position of federal representative for Morelos, between 2012 and 2015. He began his career as a member of the youth of the blue and white party in 2005, and joined the party a year later. He had a degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Government and Public Policy. In the Lower House he had also held positions as head of International Relations of the PAN Parliamentary Group and advisor to the Youth and Sports Commission.

The death of the substitute senator has hit the political class, which has expressed its condolences on social networks. One of the first to express itself was the party itself, but multiple representatives from different formations followed. The presidential candidate of the Broad Front for Mexico, Xóchitl Gálvez, regretted what happened. “Today a great friend, partner, father, son, husband, but above all, an exceptional human being, left. A great warrior to the end has gone in search of new battles. We will miss you very much,” she posted on Facebook. “Fly high Juan Pablo Adame! We will always remember you for your strength and love for life,” commented Marko Cortés, president of the party. They were followed by messages from dozens of fellow members and other parties.

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