Today in Latin American History
Mexican President, Dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz’s Term Ended in 1911
Photo: Jose Porfirio Diaz
Today in Latin American history, Mexican President and dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz’s term ended in 1911.
Ruling since 1876, these years are known as the Porfiriato.
Commonly considered by historians to have been a dictator, he is a controversial figure in Mexican history.
The period of his leadership was marked by significant internal stability, modernization, and economic growth.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, patriots revolted against the Spanish, starting the South American Wars of Independence in 1809
- Today in LatAm history, citizens of Buenos Aires expelled the viceroy, starting the Argentine War of Independence in 1810
- Today in LatAm history, the Argentine Constitution was promulgated but ultimately was rejected in 1819
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos who influenced many modern writers was born in 1925
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Daniel Passarella who played on the National team was born in 1953
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Miguel Tejada who plays for the Baltimore Orioles was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban soldiers left Angola after 16 years of fighting South African & U.S-backed rebels in 1991