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The Presidents of Mexico

Contains links to biographies of some of Mexico's more famous presidents.

Biography of Enrique Peña Nieto
Enrique Peña Nieto (1966-) is the current President of Mexico. A centrist, he ran as the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

Chief Executives of Mexico from 1810 to 1900
The period from 1810 to 1900 was an important one for the United States of Mexico. During this time, the young nation went through a number of different presidents, from madmen (Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna) to statesmen (Benito Juarez) to dictators (Porfirio Diaz) to emperors (Maximilian of Austria). Each of these men left his mark on Mexican...

Presidents of Mexico
From Emperor Iturbide to Felipe Calderón, Mexico has been ruled by a series of men: some visionary, some violent, some autocratic and some insane. Here you'll find biographies of some of the most important ones to sit in Mexico's troubled Presidential Chair.

Biography of Alvaro Obregón
As the Mexican Revolution turned into a bloody battle for survival, one man and his army rose to the top: Sonoran Garbanzo bean farmer Alvaro Obregón.

Biography of Porfirio Diaz
Porfirio Daz ruled Mexico like a king for thirty-five long years (1876-1911). During this time, he modernized the economy, improved infrastructure, and made Mexico an important player in the global economy. Why, then, did the people of Mexico rise up and begin the Mexican Revolution just to kick him out?

Biography of Venustiano Carranza
Venustiano Carranza was one of the major players in the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). A former Governor of Coahuila and Cabinet member under Francisco Madero, Carranza raised an army to battle rival warlords such as Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and Victoriano Huerta. He eventually reached the presidency (1917-1920) but was assassinated.

Biography of Victoriano Huerta
Victoriano Huerta was a Mexican general who briefly became president during the Mexican Revolution. Responsible for the murder of Francisco Madero, he was widely despised by other revolutionaries like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.

Biography of Francisco Madero
An unlikely revolutionary, Francisco Madero (1873-1913) was a Mexican writer and politician whose efforts to democratically unseat dictator Porfirio Diaz resulted in the start of the Mexican Revolution.

Biography of Felipe Calderón
Felipe Calderón (1962-) is the current president of Mexico, having been elected in 2006 in a highly controversial election. He is a member of the conservative PAN party.

Lázaro Cárdenas del Rio: Mexico's Mr. Clean
Lázaro Cárdenas del Rio was President of Mexico from 1934 to 1940. An honest, hardworking veteran of the Revolution, he stabilized the country when it needed it the most. Along with Benito Juarez, he is one of Mexico's most-beloved statesmen.

Benito Juarez: Mexico's Liberal Reformer
Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's most important statesmen and reformers, was the most powerful Mexican politician of his era and a driving force in Mexican politics for several years.

Presidents of Mexico, 1900-present
The turbulent modern age of Mexico has seen many different men hold the Presidency. The century began with the iron-willed dictator Porfirio Diaz on the throne. After the chaos of the Mexican Revolution, it settled down a bit with decades of rule by one political party, the PRI. All of these men left their mark on the nation: here are some of...

Biography of Anastasio Bustamante
Anastasio Bustamante (1780-1853) was a Mexican General and politician who served as President of Mexico on three occasions between 1830 and 1841.

Biography of Mariano Arista
Mariano Arista (1802-1855) was a Mexican military officer who fought for Spain in Mexico's War of Independence and later against the Americans in the Mexican-American War. He was president of Mexico in 1851-1853.

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