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Porfirio Diaz
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World Leader
    (September 15, 1830-July 2, 1915)
    Born in Oaxaca, Mexico
    Full name is José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori
    Studied law at Instituto de Ciencias (1850)
    Promoted to brigade general during the Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862)
    President of Mexico (November 29, 1876-November 30, 1880, December 1, 1884-May 5, 1911)
    Died in Paris, France
    He took advantage of his political opponents' disunity by playing them off one another in order to stay in power.
    He allowed his foreign cronies, such as William Randolph Hearst, to own vast acres of land in Mexico while most Mexicans remained poor.
    He manipulated people for his own purpose by giving his supporters positions of power and killing his opponents.
    He said, 'Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.'
    He neglected Mexico's native American population.
    Despite his affiliation with the liberal party, his practically conservative rule grew unpopular because of growing corruption and repression, thus accelerating his downfall during the Mexican Revolution (1911).
    He constantly staged elections so that he could cling onto power.
    He got married twice.
    His presidency was characterized by internal stability, modernization, and economic growth in Mexico.
    His father died when he was just a baby.
    He fought against the rule of Antonio López de Santa Anna (1855).
    He made the holiday Cinco de Mayo famous.
    His early life was hard because his mother struggled to raise eight children while living in poverty.
    He supported former Benito Juárez, who kicked the French out of Mexico.

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