The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness. — Cicero

Porfirio Diaz

1830–1915
Civilization: Hispanic — Mexico
   Field of Renown:  statesman — President
Era:  Mexico

President of Mexico for 35 years. Brought stability, modernization, and foreign capital, but ruled as a dictator.

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Story Links
Book Links
Career of Porfirio Diaz  in  The Story of Mexico  by  Charles Morris
Diaz and Mexico of Today  in  A Short History of Mexico  by  Arthur Howard Noll

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Porfirio Diaz, the grand old man of Mexico
 in The Story of Mexico

General Porfirio Diaz
 in Young Folks' History of Mexico