Manuel Cavazos Lerma
- Category : 1946-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (7,13,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Informing 1
Mexican politician and economist from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who served as governor of Tamaulipas from 1993-1999.
He studied Economics in the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (1963-1968), where he has served as a professor.
He has been within the Institutional Revolutionary Party since 1972, where he formed part of the reoresentative in the states of Tamaulipas and Durango for the PRI. He was president of the Nacional Committee League for Revolutionary Economists (1982-1984), and served as the delegate for the PRI party in the states of San Luis Potosí, Baja California, Coahuila, Jalisco and Yucatán.
On 30 January 2012, the Attorney General of Mexico issued a communiqué ordering the past three governors of Tamaulipas —- Manuel Cavazos Lerma, Eugenio Hernández Flores, and Tomás Yarrington —- to remain in the country because they were being investigated for possible correlation with the Mexican drug cartels. The DEA has already accused Yarrington of laundering money for Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel from 1999 to 2004, his time as governor.