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Manuel Ortuño Martínez holds a degree in Political Science and a doctorate in History of America by the Complutense University of Madrid. He also holds a degree in Sociology and Public Administration by the Instituto de Estudios Políticos. He lived in México for ten years where he was professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) of the city of Mexico. He has published "Antología de las ideas políticas" (1966), "Introducción al estudio del turismo" (1966), "Teoría y práctica de la Lingüística Moderna" (1978) as well as essays and articles for Spanish and Mexican magazines and newspapers.
Following his retirement he has researched the subject of relations between Spain and Mexico through the figure of Xavier Mina during the past few years. Mina was a Spanish army officer and guerilla fighter who took part in the Mexican war of independence. His research has led him to produce work such as: "Xavier Mina, guerrillero, liberal, insurgente" (2000), "Xavier Mina. Fronteras de libertad" (2003) or "Expedición a Nueva España de Xavier Mina" (2006).
Instituto Cervantes (Dublín)
Embajada de México (Irlanda)
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (España). Secretaría de Estado de Cultura