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The first time a US President met with the President of Mexico 1909

The first time a US President met with the President of Mexico 1909

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President Taft with President of Mexico Porfirio Diaz in 1909. The meeting was held in Ciudad Juarez.


McChexMix

They got the drippy drip 🔥


ovj87

Especially the dude on the far left with the white pants.


McChexMix

🥵


myredditaccountimade

Avocados 🥑 from Mexico 🇲🇽


Singer211

Diaz wouldn’t be President of Mexico for much longer after this.


duke_awapuhi

Diaz is hands down my favorite Mexican president. Very interesting. His decades long run as president is known as the porfiriato and was seen as a great time for Mexican growth and modernization. Very fitting seeing him with Taft. Badass mustache gang right here


Conscious-Stage-6626

I agree that he is a very interesting President! I think the porfiriato was great but Diaz´s authoritarian actions taint his legacy in my opinion. He is a very interesting President and one of the most memorable Mexican Presidents.


duke_awapuhi

Yeah like I’m not a fan of authoritarianism in general and oppose it if I have to live under it, but I really find his era to be very interesting and I think at the end of the day he was a strong leader who knew what he was doing. I like that he saw immigration to his country as a strength rather than an invasion like how some see it today. But I also see why there were people who didn’t like him


jkayne

I never thought of this till now, Taft must have made the imposing figure, it seems he is taller then all those in picture, and clearly bigger.


Conscious-Stage-6626

I agree! Taft is a big man. I also enjoyed reading the letter he sent to his wife with his thoughts and experience with this historic meeting. https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/mexico/images/Taft's\_letter\_to\_wife.pdf


Thvt-One

Young Kings!