Porfirio Díaz Biography

Dictator, President (non-U.S.), General(1830–1915)
Porfirio Díaz was a soldier and president of Mexico who is best known for establishing a strong centralized state during his term.

Synopsis

Mexican president Porfirio Díaz is best known for establishing a strong centralized state during his term. Considered a dictator by some, Díaz is a controversial figure in Mexican history. Historians claim that he suppressed the media and controlled the court system, managing to keep his people in a constant state of uncertainty while controlling all aspects of the government from his seat.

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