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Mexico Institute Mourns the Passing of Javier Bours Almada

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The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is saddened to learn of the passing of Javier Robinson Bours Almada, co-founder of Industrias Bachoco and Megacable. Bours was born in the state on Sonora on December 7, 1925, and went on to become a successful businessman, philanthropist, and politician. Bours was the 2011 recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, presented on November 15, 2011 in Mexico City.

"Don Javier Bours was a towering figure in Mexico's business community and recognized the fundamental importance of the bilateral relationship. The Mexico Institute is deeply grateful to him and to Bachoco for their support of our work and are honored to be associated with Don Javier through the 2011 Woodrow Wilson Award," said Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute. 

Javier Bours passed away on November 9, 2020, at the age of 95. The Mexico Institute expresses our deepest sympathy with his family and loved ones.

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