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The Mexican Revolution (105th Anniversary)

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The Mexican Revolution it’s an official holiday in our country.

This was an uprising against the President (Porfirio Diaz) of that time and was led by Francisco I. Madero.

The Mexican Revolution was one of the great revolutionary upheavals of the twentieth century.

It began as a movement of middle-class protest against the long-standing dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz (1876-1911). Like many of Mexico’s nineteenth-century rulers, Diaz was an army officer who had come to power by a coup. Unlike his predecessors, however, he established a stable political system, in which the formally representative Constitution of 1857 was bypassed, local political bosses (caciques ) controlled elections, political opposition, and public order, while a handful of powerful families and their clients monopolised economic and political power in the provinces.

Small, quirky, mild-mannered, and something of a political naif, Madero had a generous belief in the good sense and reason of the people. Rather than capitulate to Diaz, Madero called upon the Mexican people to rise in arms on November 20th, 1910.

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