Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz
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From the Paper:"Two of the most influential leaders in the history of post-colonial Mexico have been Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz. Both men were Presidents of the Republic of Mexico; both, ostensibly, were "liberals." Juarez - whose terms as president (1858 - 1872) were marred by civil war, foreign invasion and general turmoil - is considered one of the guiding lights of Mexican republicanism. By contrast, Diaz' thirty-year tenure (1876 - 80, 1884 - 1911) were peaceful "boom" years, yet his period of leadership is generally considered a failure of the democratic process in Mexican history. How can two such opposing images - chaos vs. accomplishment, hero vs. hated - be reconciled with the historical record? It will be the aim of this paper to study the record on Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz and determine which is the accurate portrayal."
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